Evaluating the relations between Turkey and Sudan, Sudanese Minister of Livestock and Fisheries Hafız İbrahim Abdunnebi stated that Sudan’s meat exports increased 4 times thanks to a livestock facility operated by a Turkish company.
Minister Abdunnebi drew attention to the fact that Sudan’s meat export, which was 4 thousand tons last year, increased 4 times in the first half of this year, reaching 16 thousand tons thanks to an animal facility built and operated by a Turkish company.
Before his visit to Turkey next week, Minister Abdunnebi stated, at the ministry building in the capital Khartoum, that Sudan’s relations with Turkey, which came to a standstill, are starting to return to normal after the visit of the delegation led by the Deputy Chairman of the Sovereignty Council, General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, to Turkey in May.
Referring to Turkey’s important role in the region and especially its deep-rooted relations with Sudan, Abdunnebi stated that they wanted to export Sudanese meat to Europe via Turkey, as he said in his meeting with Turkey’s Khartoum Ambassador İrfan Neziroğlu last month.
Stating that there are some conditions set by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) for exporting animal products to other countries and they do their best to implement these conditions, Minister Abdunnebi pointed out that the meat of animals in Sudan is of very high quality as it is naturally grazed on pastures.
Abdunnebi stated that, as the transitional government, they are trying to develop important issues related to livestock such as laboratories and quarantine centers. Stating that they will receive support from Turkey for modern devices, animal health and treatment, Abdunnebi said that after making the situation ready according to international standards, Sudanese meat will start to be exported.
Explaining that they will meet with new investors and invite them to their countries during their visit to Turkey, Abdunnebi emphasized that Sudan can open up to the European market with Turkey’s experience.
In addition, Abdunnebi pointed out that with the effect of removing Sudan from the list of state sponsors of terrorism and the removal of some of its debts, the economic pressure on the country has been lifted.
A high-level Sudanese delegation, along with other officials of the transitional government including Chairman of the Sovereignty Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, will be conducting an official visit to Turkey at the end of the month.