Exclusive interview with The Sudanese Minister of Minerals: we will open our doors for Morocco to invest in phosphate and energies in Sudan
Exclusive interview with The Sudanese Minister of Minerals
In his visit to Morocco, ED Driouchi Aziz from the online news outlet “Morocco Telegraph” conducted an interview with Muhammed Bashir Abdullah, Sudanese Minister of Minerals. In this interview, the Sudanese Minister shed light on cooperation areas between the two countries, and developing prospects through governmental partnerships between the two Arabic and African countries.
What are the backgrounds and contexts of this visit to Morocco, under the current circumstances?
The visit was primarily in response to an invitation issued to the Sudanese Ministry of Minerals to share and transmit mining knowledge in the area in general, and mineral-producing countries in particular, including the Kingdom of Morocco. In preparation for the Sudanese National Mining Conference, I have already visited Ghana and other countries in the region.
Today, you discussed with Mr. Aziz Rabbah, Minister of Energy and Minerals, ways to develop and engage the energy and mineral efficiency package between the Sudan and the Kingdom of Morocco. Talk to us about this meeting?
The meeting was really nice in a very pleasant atmosphere and very welcome; it was a translation of the Minister Brother’s secrets to receive us despite the new government’s formation plans. We’ve gone over everything there is to know about the transfer of knowledge and the use of knowledge from educational establishments in the Kingdom of Morocco in the fields of training and mining. We will be visiting all of the mining institutes tomorrow and the day after, and we will be traveling Marrakech to look at the fields of a mining business that is an investor in Sudan, and with which we have a strong reputation and extensive connections. So, we’ve had our fair share of adventures in Morocco.
The evolution of relations between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Sudan is the subject of this question. How might these lessons be invested in and passed on to West African countries?
Yes, there are distinct and historic ties with Morocco’s Kingdom. This was proved today during the discussion with Mr. Minister, that there is strategic thinking to collaborate with Sudan and to take advantage of Morocco’s location to benefit from the phosphate sector as well as the Sudanese phosphate industry and export.
Morocco and Sudan confront future challenges on the African continent in terms of investment in renewable energy and minerals, as well as phosphate, which Morocco reached a deal with Ethiopia two weeks ago. Will important geostrategic ties emerge in the future to address the African continent’s challenges?
Yes, we’ve discussed Morocco’s position as the world’s first country in the phosphate industry, as well as the crucial corporations expected in the following phase. We shall try to open up to the rest of the world and, in particular, to our Moroccan brothers. The new climate in Sudan will help the Kingdom of Morocco. The Kingdom of Morocco will be given every opportunity to invest in phosphate and minerals in general. The Investment Act of Sudan has been changed. The Sudan Investment Chart is now accessible to all countries across the world, and we cordially encourage all of our neighboring countries as well as the Kingdom of Morocco to participate.
Would it be to invest in the institutes in African States of the Sheriff’s Office for Phosphate and a Mining Company? Will there be investment in the academic and formative side of Sudan?
Yes, it is correct. Sudan’s mining sector has grown into a significant and critical industry, as well as a viable alternative to petroleum. Yes, petroleum exists. However, since the separation of Southern Sudan and a major reduction in its economic contribution to the Sudanese national economy, the Sudan now requires professional training and development in a variety of industries, including mining.