Turkey to deepen energy cooperation with Sudan

May 28, 2013 at 1:55 AM

KHARTOUM, Sudan, May 28 (UPI) -- Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz visited Sudan to express interest in deepening energy ties.

Yildiz is visiting Sudan following an invitation from Sudan's Ministry of Mining.

Sudanese Minister of Mining Kamal Abdul Latif said there exists a framework of strategic relations between the two countries, as memorandums of understanding have already been signed between Turkey's Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and the Sudanese Ministries of Mining, Dams and Electricity, and Petroleum.

The Turkish delegation included officials from the Ministries of Water Resources and Electricity and of Energy and Natural Resources, who also signed mutual cooperation agreements with their counterparts in the Sudanese Ministry of Water Resources and Electricity, The Sudan Vision newspaper reported.

Sudan Minister of Water Resources and Electricity Tabitha Butrus signed on behalf of the Sudanese side and subsequently issued a press release stating that the agreement covers cooperation in dam building as well as electricity generation from hydraulic, thermal and renewable energy sources.

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