Sudan to Sign Port Sudan Corridor Authority Agreement

Khalda Elyas

Khartoum-The member countries of Port Sudan Corridor Authority are expected to meet during the forthcoming months, to review the agreement among the member countries and to set regulations to organize the work of corridor.
The State minister of the Ministry of Transportation and Construction Development, General Omran Yahya has appealed recently the permanent agents who participated in the meeting in Khartoum, the capital city of Sudan, to the necessity of reducing the cost of transportation in order to facilitate the mission of trade and to enhance economic faculty of the countries.
The event was organized by the Common Market of East and South Africa COMESA, and sponsored by European Union EU and Japanese International Cooperation Agency JICA, the participants were from Republic of Central Africa, Chad and South Sudan.
It is to be noted that Port Sudan Corridor Authority was agreed upon during the 10th meeting of the ministers of the infrastructure in COMESA in 2017.
While the Secretary General Assistant of COMESA has assured that enhancing trade is one of the main objectives of COMESA, he explained that the protocol also includes the transit trade and corridors, the final protocol draft will be issued in April the 15th 2019.

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