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Belarus eager to resume gold extraction talks with Sudan

Economy 19.04.2019 | 19:57
Andrei Khudyk. An archive photo
Andrei Khudyk. An archive photo

MINSK, 19 April (BelTA) – Belarus will resume negotiations with Sudan on the second site for gold extraction after the situation in the country is stabilized, BelTA learned from Belarusian Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Minister Andrei Khudyk on 19 April.

The second site has been chosen but conditions for using it have not been totally agreed. “We will definitely keep an eye on the matter and will resume negotiations once the situation is stabilized,” the official said.

The site is located closer to the Nile River. According to preliminary data, gold extraction there is advisable considering the availability of water nearby.

Belarus intended to simultaneously work at the first site. The relevant Belarusian enterprise has been registered in Sudan.

On 11 April the Sudanese army announced that Sudan President Omar al-Bashir had been removed from power. Sudanese Defense Minister Awad Ibn Auf said the head of state had been arrested, the parliament and the current government agencies had been disbanded. Apart from that, it was declared that the Constitution had been suspended and a state of emergency would be in effect in the country for a period of three months.

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