Doha — The Minister of Transport, Roads and Bridges, Engineer Makawi Mohamed Awad, and the Qatari Transport and Communication Minister, Gasim Bin Saif Al-Salauti, have discussed the starting of first stage of implementing a memorandum understanding that was signed by the Qatari Company for Ports Management (Qatar Ports) with the Sea Ports Corporation to develop Swakin port.
They also discussed the stage of foundation of ports infrastructures to upgrade the work process and make the port as the main trade gate in the region.
They reviewed ways of enhancing the cross border trade with neighboring countries and develop trade in the free zone at Swakin Port.
The meeting tackled the chances of investment between two countries in the different transport sectors.
Makawi has affirmed that the development of Swakin Port is not a strategic project for Sudan only, but for all the region, appreciating the stances of Qatar in supporting Sudan and thanked his Qatari counterpart for the invitation.
The Qatari Minister of Transport and Communication the thanked Sudan government for its unlimited cooperation and large facilities that delivered to implement the first stage of developing Swakin port, affirming the strong bilateral relations between Qatar and Sudan.