Shadia Basheri – Elham Al Shahir
Khartoum-The Sudanese-Indian Business Forum on medicines and medical equipment is held in Khartoum during the period March 9-12, organized by the Indian Embassy in Khartoum in collaboration with the Sudanese Union of Chambers of Commerce, with the participation of 45 Indian companies and Sudanese businessmen.
The Chairperson of the National Importers Chamber, addressing a press conference at Al Salam Rotana Hotel in Khartoum on the activities of the business forum, said India is considered as an important partner for Sudan, especially in the field of supply of medicines and medical equipment, expressing hope that the forum would contribute to boosting further the relations of cooperation between the private sectors in the two countries.
The head of the delegation of the Indian companies said their visit to Khartoum comes in the context of the bilateral cooperation between India and Sudan, adding that the visit also aims at getting acquainted on site with the Sudanese market in the field of pharmaceutical products and medical equipment.
Secretary General of the Department of Medicine Importers Dr. Faris Haider, on his part, affirmed that the problem of medicines supply is on its way for total solution after allocation of 10 percent of the value of exports to the purpose, welcoming the Indian companies operating in the field.
The Indian Ambassador, on his part, affirmed that the health sector assumes an important role in the bilateral cooperation between the two countries, indicating that the visit by the delegation of the Indian companies proved the important bonds linking the two sides.
India extends to Sudan capacity building program in the medical field as part of the technical and economic cooperation between the two countries, the ambassador noted.