KHARTOUM, -- A Sudanese delegation led by State Minister at the Ministry of Industry Dr. Abdu Daoud has left for Addis Ababa to attend the 9th Joint Annual Meetings of the African Union (AU) Technical Committees onfinancial and monetary affairs and on economic planning and integration.

The delegation also attended the Conference of the African Economic Committee of Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, with the participation of the United Nations Population Fund, World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO), along with more than 30 representatives from several countries and international organizations.

Dr. Daoud said in a statement received by the Sudan News Agency (SUNA) here Monday that the meeting discussed the difficulties and challenges facing Africa, where light was shed on the drop in demand for basic commodities and their drop in prices.

The meeting also touched on the problem of drought and its impact on agricultural production, the problem of floods and the destruction it caused for infrastructures in a number of African countries and discussed the problem of strengthening of the US dollar, which has contributed to the rise of debt.

The meeting also discussed the issue of green manufacturing and the impact of industrial policies on the environment, employment, growth and trade, besides the subject of cleaner production, which aims to continuously apply the preventive strategy including the operations of manufacturing, marketing and services along the increase of efficiency and reduction of risks to human health and the environment.

Dr. Daoud said that the meeting was assured of the experience of Ethiopia in integrating and evaluating the global and continental frameworks in its national development plan, explaining that these factors had an impact on the happening of financial and economic imbalances and the reduction of the socio-economic development in the community.

The State Minister explained that experts called for the need to adopt an integrated and coherent approach for the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the plan for the year 2063 and the goals of sustainable development and taking advantage of the aspects of synergies and integration between the regional development frameworks in the long-term as well as the development of an integrated framework results includes both the continental and global plans development.

Source: Name News Network

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