Khartoum - Minister of Minerals, Professor Hashem Ali Salem has asked the Canadian government to help solve a number of pressing issues, top of which to find alternatives to
the use of mercury to extract gold from traditional mining, where Canada has considerable experience and advanced technology in mining.
The minister stressed, in a press statement after his meeting with the Canadian ambassador here yesterday, that Sudan needs to Canada’s help in importing modern equipment used in the Sudanese factories in addition to helping in the extraction of other minerals.
The minister revealed recommendation of the national dialogue not to export Sudanese minerals in its raw form, calling on the Canadian government to contribute to the establishment of large mining industries in Sudan.
For his part, the Canadian ambassador to Sudan described the ministry of metals as important, which contributes greatly to improving the Sudanese economy, pledging to work hard to help the ministry in the issues put forward in the joint meeting, revealing their organizing of a meeting of Sudanese businessmen and companies with their counterparts in the Canadian side in October in Canada with a view to establishing a huge investment between the two sides.