China will assist Sudan in establishing an agricultural
technology demonstration center, according to a cooperative
protocol signed in Khartoum by the two countries Thursday.
The center, covering about 60 hectares in Al-Qadarif in eastern
Sudan, is designed to boost agriculture in Sudan by breeding
improved strains, production demonstration and personnel
The two governments will consign an enterprise chosen by China
to operate the center for 10 years upon its completion.
The protocol followed the outcome of the Beijing Summit of
China-Africa Cooperation Forum held in November 2006.
Chinese Ambassador Li Chengwen and Agriculture and Forests
Minister of Sudan Alaghbash signed the protocol. A Chinese
agriculture delegation attended the signing ceremony.
(Xinhua News Agency January 25, 2008)