Zelalem Girma, allafrica.com
Addis Ababa and Khartoum have been leading exemplary bilateral ties that should be nurtured in investment and taxation.
Khartoum Public Diplomacy Team paid a visit to Addis Ababa City Administration to draw lessons from taxation, industrial and investment incentive schemes and other ongoing development projects in the city.
Briefing journalists yesterday, City Mayor Dirba Kuma said that the team has drawn lessons from Addis in light railway, job opportunity, investment, and taxation. "We would also learn from Khartoum remarkable experiences in urban agriculture, youth centers, and public spaces."
The visit of the team has been considered as an opportunity to take relations between the two cities to a higher level, he added.
Team leader Sudanese Defence Minister Abdul-Rahim Mohamed Hussein said that the two cities have cemented bilateral relations in various fields such as trade, business, investment, tax law and customs. "We took the previous agreed Memorandum of Understandings into action and continue to share experiences for mutual benefit."
Khartoum Investment and Industry Head Abdel Rahim Ahmed on his part said that the exchanging of experiences is significant and exemplary to strengthen the social, economic and political relations between the two cities.
According to him, the growing economy of the city, its investment and taxation regulations as well as the trade opportunities lure Sudanese investors.