President of the Republic, Field Marshal, Omer Al-Bashir has affirmed the strong relations linking Sudan to Eritrea, lauding the level of cooperation in all domains .
This came when the President met, Thursday, at his office, at the Council of Ministers, the Eritrean Finance Minister, Mr. Berhane Habtemariam, in the presence of the Finance Minister, Badr Edeen Mahmoud .
The Eritrean Minister said the meeting discussed the strengthening of cooperation between Khartoum and Asmara, the increase of trade volume and the development of trade between the two countries.
Meanwhile, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning said the meeting also discussed boosting of cooperation between the Finance ministries in the two countries and establishment of trade free-zone to support trade exchange between Sudan and Eritrea.
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Senior Eritrean Delegation Visits Sudan
A senior Eritrean government delegation led by the Minister of Finance, Mr. Berhane Habtemariam, is visiting Sudan for bilateral talks on economic cooperation and to exchange experiences and best practices in the financial sector.
The Eritrean delegation includes Mr. Hagos Ghebrehiwet, Head of Economic Affairs of the PFDJ, and other senior government officials.
The Delegation was received by, and held talks, the Sudanese President, H.E. Omar Ahmed Al-Basher, on bilateral issues focusing on the status and progress of the economic and trade agreements signed between the two sisterly countries in the past years.
The delegation also held extensive talks with the Sudanese Minister of Finance, Mr. Badr-Eddin Mahmoud. The discussions centered on financial issues as well as the banking system, tax collection methods and approaches, monetary policy, insurance and cross-border trade.
The delegation visited several economic institutions, the national bank, money printing press and gold processing plant in the Sudan.