New Delhi, Oct. 27 (SUNA) - The Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour, has expressed Sudan appreciation of the decision of India on exemption of the African products from customs fees, stressing that this step will greatly contribute to doubling the trade exchange between India and Africa.
This came in his address to the ministerial council which is preparing for the Third Summit of the Indian - African Forum, scheduled to begin Thursday.
In his address to the ministerial council, Prof. Ghandour reviewed aspects of the cooperation between Sudan and India at the bilateral and regional levels as well as the coordination between the two countries at the international organizations, especially on the issues of the International Law, the UN Charter, the principles of states' sovereignty, implementing the principles of democracy and the rule of law as well as the standing against hegemony and the unilateral sanctions that are being applied outside the framework of the international legitimacy for the sake of imposing political agenda on the African countries.
Prof. Ghandour has referred to the issue of reform at the United Nations and its institutions; top of them is the Security Council.
He expressed Sudan appreciation of the Indian experiment in fields of small and medium-scale industries, software, energy, petroleum and agricultural research.
He called for enhancing the banking system in the dealing between India and Africa by use of the African currencies and the Indian Rupee in the bank transfers.
Prof. Ghandour has affirmed Sudan government keenness to formulate policies and long and short-term plans and programs for realizing balanced and sustainable economic and social growth.
He referred to the factors that have negatively affected the economic situation in Sudan, top of them are the foreign debts, the coercive unilateral sanctions, the trade and financial embargo and the refrain from enabling Sudan to get its legitimate economic rights, a matter which had negative impacts on peace, security, stability and the peaceful co-existence in the country.
Prof. Ghandour pointed out that Sudan exerting great efforts in implementing plans and programs for expanding peace and realizing stability all over the country, especially in Darfur through the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur.
He said that the state is engaged on serious work for the unity of the national rank and holding extensive dialogue between all the Sudanese parties and the civil society organizations for the sake of boosting democracy, peaceful practicing of power and realizing good governance.