Kenya, Sudan Sign Oil and Mining Deals

 

Source:FOOTPRINT TO AFRICA

Kenya and Sudan on Sunday signed agreements deepening the two East African countries collaboration in the oil and mining sector.

They were inked at the Presidential Palace in Khartoum in the presence of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and President Uhuru Kenyatta who was on an official visit to Sudan.

The agreements will enhance and strengthen cooperation in the sector for the mutual benefit of both countries; and in mineral research and exploration institutions.

Kenya’s mineral sector will benefit from the exchange of expertise and training.

Sudan is an established oil exporting country whose state-owned Sudan Gold Refinery has progressed its mineral business, producing 80 tonnes of pure gold by small-scale miners in the last one year.

President Kenyatta toured the gold plant as well as the Khartoum Refinery Company which refines petroleum.

He also toured Cofftea tea factory which imports and does value addition to tea from Kenya. More than 70 per cent of the tea consumed in Sudan in produced in Kenya.

The two leaders discussed how to continue creating stability in the neighbouring countries of South Sudan, Somalia, Burundi, Central Africa Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Kenya and Sudan shared a common border before the creation of South Sudan.

“Kenya and Sudan are still neighbours despite the fact that there is a new country in between us,” said President Kenyatta.

The leaders engaged in discussions on regional matters and how their stable nations can contribute to more stability in the region.

President Bashir thanked Kenya for hosting the Naivasha talks that led to a peaceful resolution of the war that raged in Sudan for more than two decades and leading to the birth of South Sudan.

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