Al-Obeid, April 3 (SUNA) – The Prime Minister, Dr. Abdalla Hamdouk, will address on April 7 in Al-Obeid, the capital of North Kordofan, the First Forum for Gum Arabic.

The Wali (governor) of North Kordofan State, Khalid Mustafa Adam, affirmed that all the arrangements for holding the forum have been completed.

He referred to the concern with development of Gum Arabic Belt and encouraging farmers to plant fruitful forest trees toward cultivating the largest possible areas of gum arabic trees.

Meanwhile, the Director of Development Planning in North Kordofan State, Dr. Yousif Udon Abu-Zepeda also asserted the concern with the gum Arabic development which is considered a strategic commodity that is important for enhancing the national economy.

He said that the forum will discuss a number of working papers dealing with the challenges, problems and solutions of the Gum Arabic Belt, in addition to the marketing to encourage producers to increase production and to improve standard of living for productive families.

He also affirmed the concern with the Hashab tree, preventing the cutting of trees, giving attention to the quality and improvement of gum Arabic production.

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