Khartoum, 23 March 2022 (TDI): Pakistan and Sudan have further strengthened trade ties as private sector companies of both countries continue to engage.
On Tuesday, two private medical sector firms signed an agreement in the Embassy of Pakistan in Khartoum. The two companies, M/s. Davis Pharmaceutical Manufacturers of Pakistan and M/s Kirkisawi Brothers Company agreed to establish trade in medicine and medical devices. Pakistan-made medical products will be exported to Sudan.
The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the Republic of Sudan, the Deputy Head of Mission, the Trade and Investment Counselor, and the Defense Attaché were present during the signing of the agreement.
Furthermore, the parties acknowledged the efforts of the embassy and the government of Pakistan to enhance commercial relations between the two friendly countries.
Pakistan has sought to increase relations with African countries under its “Look Africa” strategy. The strategy gives priority to the economic, commercial, and trade sectors. However, it does include the development of ties in education, technology, culture, governance, and military with various African countries.
Sudan and Pakistan have developed cordial and brotherly relations. Both are Muslim-majority countries and share common cultural roots.
Apart from that, the two countries also share a struggle against colonialism.
Moreover, both countries have signed several Memoranda of Understanding in healthcare, education, and agriculture. Pakistan is one of the most popular destinations for Sudanese higher education students.
Pakistan Armed Forces also contributed to the UN peacekeeping force in Sudan with 1,542 personnel and 92 observers during the Second Sudanese Civil War.
There have been several meetings of the Pakistan-Sudan Joint Ministerial Commission.
The commission has contributed to the deepening of ties between the two countries. The Annual Bilateral Political Consultations are held to review cooperation progress in various fields. Apart from government-to-government ties, people-to-people ties between Sudan and Pakistan are also solid.