Khartoum, Feb. 14 (SUNA) – The President of the Transitional Sovereignty Council (TSC), Gen. Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan, has awarded the Order of the Two Niles (First Class) to  the World Food Program (WFP ) Executive Director David Beasley, in appreciation of his efforts in supporting Sudan in the field of food security.

This came when Al-Burhan received in his office today the WFP Executive Director, accompanied by an investment delegation from various countries, in the presence of officials from Ministries of Agriculture and Animal Resources along with the Central Bank of Sudan.

The TSC President, praised the efforts made by the World Food Program in Sudan and its support for the Sudanese people, especially citizens in areas of displacement and conflicts, referring to the assistance that the program has been providing to families during the transition period.

He said that Sudan enjoyed huge potentials in the field of natural resources that attract the world's attention to achieve food security.

Al-Burhan referred to the strong partnership between the WFP and Sudan, indicating that Sudan possesses enormous potentials in agricultural lands that make it at the forefront of the countries of the world that can meet the need in food domain.

He affirmed that Sudan's doors are open for investment, referring to the great potentials that the country enjoys in fields of agriculture, animal resources, gold and other minerals, stressing Sudan's readiness to overcome all obstacles facing investment and the private sector in order to attract investors to invest in Sudan.

 The TSC President said that political stability helps in creating favorable investment environment, pointing to the ongoing efforts to form a full civilian government that meets the aspirations of the Sudanese people.

For his part, the WFP Executive Director described his meeting with the TSC President as fruitful and constructive, indicating that the world is facing great challenges in the field of food security, represented in climate changes, the impact of corona virus pandemic and the repercussions of the Russian-Ukrainian war on the global economy.

He added that the delegation's visit to Sudan came within the framework of helping the Sudanese people to overcome the difficult economic conditions, pointing to the enormous potentials that Sudan enjoy which make it contributes significantly to achieving food security and helping the rest of the countries of the world.

 He noted that the task cannot be done through the United Nations organizations alone but can be achieved with the participation of the private sector and its support to enable it to play its role in securing food.


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