A senior official of the Arab League affirmed Sudan's rich resources that help to make her a " food basket" for the Arab World. The statement made by the Director of Economic Relations Department at Arab League who represented the Secretary-General of the League in an Investment and Arab Food Security Conference kicked off in Khartoum Monday. The conference is organized by the Sudanese Businessmen and Employers Federation in collaboration with the Arab Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
The Assistant of President of the Republic Nafie Ali Nafie, who addressed the Conference on behalf of President of the Republic, called for partnerships among Arab countries to achieve food security, stressing Sudan' support to the recommendations and outcome of the Conference.
The Chairman of the Sudanese Businessmen, and Employers Federation Saud Al-Berair pointed to importance of the Conference which comes, he said, to boost the role of private sector in implementation of the President's initiative on giving concern to agriculture to realize the Arab food security. He pointed out that the private sector promoted for investment opportunities in the country through its participation in organization of economic forums.
The Chairperson of the Council of Arab Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture Adnan Alqassar commended the adoption of the Sudanese President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Albashir to the issue of food security and efforts he exerted to achieve it.