China and Sudan enter into cotton farming deal

China is eying 500 acres of land to cultivate cotton in Sudan, ministers of both countries announced on Saturday.

The Sudanese minister Ibrahim Adam Al-Dikhail said they have agreed with China to carry out a feasibility study on cultivation of Cotton in Algazira state.

“We are waiting to receive a technical team from investment companies and research centres to study the possibility of this plan,’’ the Sudanese minister said while addressing the third Chinese-Sudanese joint ministerial committee on Saturday.

On his part, the Chinese minister of Agriculture, Han Changfu, said that China has granted cash to Sudan to improve the agricultural sector.

He also added that Beijing will offer investments, capacity building of the Sudanese agricultural experts and advanced technologies.

The two countries also agreed to put in place a mechanism to assess implementation of the agricultural agreements.

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