Khartoum, December 10 the signing ceremony of the implementation agreement on the China’s aid to the Sudan slaughterhouse project was held in the Ministry of Finance of the Soviet Union.
Ambassador Ma Xinmin congratulated China and the Soviet Union on officially signing the project implementation agreement, and said that the project is a key project of China-Soviet strategic agricultural cooperation, which will help the Soviet side build a modern animal husbandry whole industrial chain, which is of far-reaching significance for boosting the hematopoietic capacity of the Sudan’s economy and improving the lives of Sudanese farmers and herdsmen.
Sino-Soviet friendship spans more than half a century. Relations between the two countries have lasted for a long time, and the two peoples are brothers and sisters.
In the 61 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations, the achievements of China’s aid and practical cooperation to the Soviet Union have bloomed everywhere in the Sudan, bringing tangible benefits to the Sudanese people and forged deep friendship between the two peoples.
The signing of the implementation agreement marks an important step towards the successful implementation of the Soviet slaughterhouse project and a new major achievement of China-Soviet pragmatic cooperation.
We hope that China and the Soviet Union will continue to promote follow-up work in the spirit of win-win cooperation and strive to make the project land for the benefit of the Sudanese people as soon as possible.
China is willing to provide assistance to the Soviet Union within its capabilities to promote the sustainable development of bilateral relations and work together to create a better future for Sino-Soviet cooperation.
Acting Sudanese Finance Minister Xiba thanked the Chinese government for its selfless help in various fields of the Soviet Union, and said that since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the Soviet Union in 1959, the relationship between the two countries has lasted for a long time.
Since 1970, the Chinese government has provided economic and technical assistance to the Sudan, and has built many major projects such as Friendship Department, Textile Mill, Oil Refinery, Highway, Vocational and Technical Training Center, etc., which have played an important role in promoting the economic development of the Sudan.
In particular, the Sino-Soviet oil cooperation since 1995 has promoted the complex bilateral economic and trade relations. Rong. The slaughterhouse project signed today will greatly promote the development of livestock in Sudan and improve the bilateral trade structure.
The Soviet side is willing to work with China to promote the implementation and success of the project, and is willing to continue to strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation with China to make the relations between the two countries stable and far-term.
The project of aiding the Soviet slaughterhouse began in 2017. In March 2017, the Chinese government agreed to assist the Sudanese government in implementing the slaughterhouse project and signed an exchange of letters.
In February 2018, the two governments signed a supplementary exchange of letters for the project. In March 2019, China and the Soviet Union signed a project operation agreement.
The signing of the implementation agreement marks that the project will enter the construction stage. The project involves the construction of modern cattle and sheep slaughtering and processing workshops and other production and environmental protection supporting facilities.
It is expected that 33,000 tons of cold and frozen meat can be produced annually after the completion of the project.