Sudan: preparations in high gear ahead of 100 Moroccan tycoons' visit
Sudan's acting Foreign Minister, Hamid Mumtaz has held intensive talks with the Moroccan Ambassador to Khartoum, Mohamed Ma-al-Ainain to discuss arrangements for the visit in July of 100 businesspersons from Rabat.
A statement emanating from Thursday's meeting said preparations on both sides are in high gear ahead of the landmark visit by the tycoons whose presence is expected to trigger more interest in improving trade relations between Sudan and Morocco.
The statement said during the visit the Moroccan businesspersons will be part of a series of meetings of the Joint Sudanese - Moroccan Business Council which will look into a number of joint investment projects in important spheres of investment.
According to the statement both parties expressed satisfaction over the preparations being made through the Foreign Ministries of the two countries for a proposed trip by Sudan's president Omar Al-Bashir to Morocco at a date yet to be confirmed by his office.
During the talks in Khartoum on Thursday, officials on both sides affirmed the importance of strengthening relations between the two countries.
Sudan's minister appreciated the role being assumed by the joint Sudanese - Moroccan Business Council in cementing what he called historic ties between Khartoum and Rabat.
He referred to the decision issued last week by the Council of Ministers on promoting the joint ministerial committee into a higher one to be co-chaired by the First Vice - President and Prime Minister of Sudan and the Moroccan Prime Minister.
For his part, the Moroccan Ambassador expressed satisfaction over progress made in deepening relations between Sudan and Morocco.
Sudan is among several African countries recognizing Moroccan sovereignty over the Western Sahara enclave and enjoys strong trade relations with Rabat.
There are no visa restrictions between the two countries.