Islamabad, March 12, 2013 (PPI-OT): Minister for Petroleum, Sudan, Dr. Awad Ahmed Algaaz called on Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf at Prime Minister House this morning and expressed his keen interest to enhance relations between the two countries.
While talking to Sudanese minister, Prime Minister said that Pakistan and Sudan have good relations and have historical, cultural and religious links that bind them together. However, the current trade volume between the two countries is not commensurate to the potential that exists.
Assuring the Sudanese minister of all possible assistance the Prime Minister said, “We would be proud to serve our brothers in Sudan”. The Premier expressed confidence that the visit of the minister and meetings with his Pakistani counterparts is productive and would pave the way for further expanding the relations.
Dr. Awad Ahmed Algaaz conveying the greetings of Sudanese leadership for the government and people of Pakistan said that his visit is aimed to find ways and means to strengthen the bilateral relations.
The Sudanese minister said that Sudan is blessed with rich mineral resources, oil and a vast land bank for cultivation. Sudan, he said is keen to benefit from Pakistan’s experience, technology and expertise to develop its infrastructure and exploit its mineral resources. The Minister further said that Sudan also wants to benefit from Pakistan’s knowledge in agriculture so that it can utilize its vast agricultural land.
H.E Dr. Awad Ahmed Algaaz praised Pakistan’s contributions and role for the development of Sudan.
Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf said that Sudan has a great potential and promise and we would do what it takes to assist our Sudanese brethren Sudan, he said has the potential of becoming a food basket for the region. Dr Asim Hussain, Advisor Petroleum and senior government officials were also present in the meeting.
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