Date: 23 Aug, 2016
His Excellency Mohamed Bin Obaid Al-Mazrooei, AAAID President and a delegation of AAAID experts visited His Excellency Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid Advisor to the President on Tuesday 23/8/2016 in the Presidential Palace. The visit came in in the context of AAAID’s senior management efforts to hold the Third Arab Conference for Agricultural Investment in the first Quarter of 2017.
His Excellency Al Mazrooei extended his gratitude and respect to His Excellency the Advisor to the President of the Republic and all of the Sudan government officials for their warm welcome and continuous support of AAAID’s activities and head office. He added that the main purpose of his visit was to provide an overview of the Third Arab Conference for Agricultural Investment in the first Quarter of 2017.
AAAID delivered an introductory presentation of the Conference explaining the rationale behind the selection of the Republic of Sudan as a host country. Among these are the support of His Excellency the President of the Republic’s food security initiative and the achievements that have been accomplished in the field of agricultural investment and development. Further, the country’s comparative and competitive advantage, attractive investment climate and investment privileges, focus of Arab and international funds, organizations and businessmen with agricultural investment projects in Sudan and the success stories of investors and companies are all success factors for the conference. His Excellency stated the Conference objectives, which are summarized in exploring and benefitting from agricultural and food investment opportunities in the Arab countries. His Excellency explained that the conference also aimed to enhance the efforts of Arab countries directed towards improving the investment climate and agricultural development that in turn will increase investment in the sector.
In addition, they included encouraging Arab governments to create an attractive investment climate by facilitating procedures, providing privileges and customs concessions to investors in the agricultural sector on locally produced agricultural commodities. In addition, the conference session topics were addressed including His Excellency the President of the Republic’s food security initiative, agricultural investment policies, plant and animal production, food and agricultural processing and innovation in the agricultural sector. His Excellency also mentioned the expected participants that included ministries, organizations, business men and investors, funds, financing banks and other bodies related to investment related bodies.
His Excellency the Advisor to the President welcome the AAAID President and his delegation on his part and expressed gratitude for his continuous engagement with the officials of the government of Sudan. His Excellency also expressed his optimism about the conference that was being held in the appropriate time and place as the world is currently focused on the importance of food. He added that Sudan is in a stage of preparing infrastructure that supports the conference objectives and provide food security. His Excellency endorsed the necessity of adding agricultural education and scientific research to the conference topics due to its importance in the development of all the sectors and the importance of linking between agricultural and industrial production and concluded by confirming his full support to AAAID for the organization of the conference.
In conclusion, His Excellency confirmed his full support of all matters related to the conference and to issue directives to the relevant bodies to remove all the challenges facing AAAID ‘s activities and companies in the host country.