KHARTOUM, May 26 (Reuters) - Sudan and Turkey signed on Sunday several agreements to boost cooperation in the areas of mining, oil exploration and power generation, Sudanese state media said.
Sudan wants to attract more investment from Turkey for its mining sector, Mining Minister Kamal Abdel-Latif told the Sudanese Media Center. Both countries also want to work together in the fields of oil exploration, power and dam building, state news agency SUNA said, without giving details.
Sudan has been expanding gold and oil exploration to soften the loss of most oil production with South Sudan's independence in 2011. Oil used to be the biggest source for the budget and foreign exchange needed to pay imports.
Sudan has signed deals with firms from Arab countries, China, Russia, Iran to search for gold, which has become the African country's biggest export product.
(Reporting by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Marguerita Choy) Keywords: SUDAN TURKEY/
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