The MEA is planning a trade mission to Khartoum, Republic of Sudan, from 30th June to 4th July 2012.
The trade mission will be nearly a year since the partition of the North and South into two sovereign states on 9th July, 2011. It was hardly an amicable divorce and there is tension between the two states. Currently, the Republic of South Sudan is refusing to pump oil north, which is having adverse consequences on its neighbour’s economy.
Despite these challenges, the Republic of Sudan is embarking on an ambitious programme of economic diversification, which makes it an opportune time to visit the country, hear about business opportunities and make contacts. The Government is particularly focused on agriculture – where investment from the Gulf and beyond is creating opportunities, and minerals, with large reserves of gold, iron and copper. In addition the construction sector is growing rapidly, as any recent visitor to Khartoum will confirm, and interest in UK standard education and training remains strong.
The MEA last took a mission there in July 2007 and the time is right for another successful mission. Historically there have always been close ties between the Republic of Sudan and the UK, and a number of senior Sudanese Government officials and businessmen attended university in the UK and hold British passports.
As always, we will be working in close touch with UKTI and the Mission will be open to anyone. Outside oil and gas, the sectors of most interest and importance are agriculture, mining, health and education and training.
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