The NAS of Belarus and the Republic of Sudan will develop scientific and technical cooperation, primarily in the field of agricultural production, animal husbandry and processing of minerals.
Such an agreement was reached on December 1 during negotiations between Chairman of the Presidium of the NAS of Belarus Vladimir Gusakov and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Sudan to the Republic of Belarus Mr. Mohammed Omer Musa Ali. During the talks, prospects for the development of scientific and technical cooperation between the organizations of the NAS of Belarus and organizations of the Republic of Sudan were discussed.
As Vladimir Gusakov noted during the meeting, the NAS of Belarus attaches special importance to the development of mutually beneficial cooperation with Sudan. "We have a great interest in working with your country. The NAS of Belarus is ready to cooperate in all promising areas, depending on your interests. We know that Sudan is an agricultural country. Belarusian scientists are ready to offer their assistance in adapting Belarusian breeding seeds to the conditions of the African climate, as well as our agricultural machinery for sowing, harvesting and processing crops. Your country is rich in natural resources. Scientific organizations of the NAS of Belarus are ready to supply special installations to Sudan for processing minerals, including ores containing valuable elements," Vladimir Gusakov noted. The Chairman of the Presidium offered assistance to the Sudanese side in the field of animal husbandry, as well as in organizing a scientific structure in the Sudan like the NAS of Belarus for scientific support of the economy sectors of this African country.
In turn, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Sudan to the Republic of Belarus, Mr. Mohammed Omer Musa Ali, noted that this is his first visit to the NAS of Belarus and the Sudanese side is open for cooperation with scientists of the Academy of Sciences. "Sudan can become a gateway to Africa for Belarus. I see how developed Belarus is, and what a high level of science and technology you have. I believe that today it is necessary to develop cooperation between our countries and this cooperation will be useful in various fields," the ambassador stressed.
Following the talks, the Belarusian and Sudanese sides agreed that in the near future it is necessary to form delegations and exchange visits between scientists from Belarus and Sudan, as well as prepare a Memorandum on scientific and technical cooperation. During the visit, the guests got acquainted with the latest developments of scientists, which are presented at the permanent exhibition Achievements of National Science for Production.