Sudanese Vice President Taha's Welcoming Remarks: "We Welcome Korean Companies To Come Here"
"We welcome Korean companies to come to Sudan. Furthermore, we all are very much focused on cooperation in private sectors because they are moving more quickly," Vice President Ali Osman Mohamed Taha.
Korea and Sudan are geographically far from each other. I remember the time of my visit to Seoul in 1997 as the Sudanese foreign minister. During my stay in Seoul, I met the South Korean foreign minister and prime minister. We saw how the economic boom that boosted Korea to achieve its successful development. Now, its reflections and manifestations are with us here. We have it in different forms in industry, commerce, companies and all activities. When South Korea was having struggles and fighting against Communism in the 1950s, Sudan was emerging from colonialism and achieving independence in the mid 50s. Today, South Korea has done its economic development, while we failed. We stopped meeting our aspirations and also achieving a better standard of living and national economy because of the wars and different pressures that we faced along the past decades. As a lesson, the people of Sudan and the leadership of the National Congress are now determined to maintain their unity and political will and to have the motive and drive for bridging the gap. We have potentials, vision and political will. What we need is a partnership with those who have managed to make it ahead of us and to help us in a beneficial partnership. To share the experience, we can do it. We welcome Korean companies to come to Sudan. Furthermore, we all are very much focused on cooperation in private sectors because they are moving more quickly. But, that will be strongly supported by political determination and support.