Khartoum, Jan. 13 (SUNA) - the Minister of Minerals, Mohamed Bashir Abu Namou, and a high-level delegation from the ministry to participate in the International Mining Conference held in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.

The minister will present a paper related to mining issues in Sudan and the efforts made to develop the sector and the investment opportunities.

The minister’s paper focuses on Sudan’s vision for the advancement of the mineral sector in light of the country’s tendency to strengthen its leading position at the Arab and African regional levels in the mineral sector and gold production, and to open investment channels in mineral activities and industries.

The Sudan’s participation in the which has started yesterday in Riyadh, comes at the invitation of the Saudi Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources, where more than two hundred interested and specialists in the field of mining, including ministers of mining and managers of major international mining companies will participate in the conference to discuss mining issues in West and Central Asia and Africa.

Sudan occupies an advanced position in the field of mining among the African countries, behind South Africa and Ghana, with its vast wealth that includes various types of minerals, with an annual gold export rate of about $1.5 billion.



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