Citing a Sudanese Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SUNA reported on Friday that Sudan agreed to supply neighbouring Eritrea with electricity and fuel.
State Minister Mohammed Obeid Allah reportedly said a joint meeting between President Al-Bashir and his visiting counterpart President Afwerki discussed and agreed on on a number of joint economic and security projects particularly on linking Eritrea with electricity supply besides the possibility of providing Eritrea with fuel.
The announcement came during the second day of the official visit to Khartoum by Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki.
The President also visited a number of economic establishments in Sudan among which the Sudan Currency Printing company, Gold refinery and El-Jaili Oil Refinery.
Engineer Saleh Abdullah Abushek, acting Director of Operation and Maintenance at the Sudanese Electricity Transmission Company, in a statement to SUNA said, locating towers and civil works have already started on the 45-kilometer line between eastern Sudan’s Kassala state and Eritrean border town of Teseney with an initial 66KV capacity.
This is part of the 340-kilometer, 220KV, double circuit power transmission project that the two countries planed to commence in the coming years.
Meanwhile, First Vice President, Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Saleh met with visiting Eritrean President where the two sides discussed the bilateral relations between the two nations and its support for the benefit of the people of the two countries.
During President Afwerki’s delegation visit to the Sudan Currency Printing Company, he was received by the Minister of Finance, Minister of Water Resources, Governor of Central Bank of Sudan and the company’s Board of Directors and General Manager.
It was reached into agreement that the company will provide the Eritrean government and particularly the Central Bank of Eritrea with all the technical support and experiences it needs in the field. Currently Eritrean currency printed in Germany by Giesecke & Devrient.
The Eritrean delegation working visit to the Sudan is expected to end on Saturday.