The Ministry of Minerals has signed a memorandum of understanding with its Eritrean counterpart on the sidelines of the activities of Asmara Third Mining Conference. The Minister of Minerals Kamal Abdal-Latif signed on behalf of Sudan and the Eritrean Minister of Minerals Ahmed Haj Ali signed for the Eritrean side.The memorandum stipulates that both parties shall work in the field of planning, implementation of joint strategic projects and technical support for laboratories and research as well as the exchange of experience, experimentation and giving priority to the companies from the two countries in obtaining contracts and concessions on the other side. Mr. Abdal-Latif explained, after returning home heading Sudan's delegation at the conference that the aim of the conference was to highlight the large mining potentials enjoyed by the states composing the Nubian Arabian Shield.
The minister held talks with his Eritrean counterpart dealt with establishment of projects along the common borders of the two countries, particularly exploration of minerals in the depths of the Red Sea.
The minister extended invitation, on the sidelines of the conference, to the participants in the conference to take part in the thirteenth conference of the Arab Organization for Mining, scheduled to be convened in Khartoum in November.