Sudanese Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Jibril Ibrahim stressed that the reason for lifting the dollar and fuel subsidies is due to the global rise in oil prices and the scarcity of the dollar in the Sudanese market.
He added in statements to an episode of “Without Borders” program (16/2021) that economic reform in the country needs more time, and it cannot be done in a day and night, “especially since Sudan witnessed massive corruption that lasted for decades,” he said, explaining that The government is working to restructure wages, but slightly in order to control inflation.
The Sudanese Minister of Finance added that the government seeks to create the largest number of job opportunities for young people through small and medium businesses, so that young people will turn into producers in the agricultural and industrial sectors, which will increase Sudan’s production and reflect on the country’s economy in general, explaining that the government will continue to work to make education and treatment Free for all citizens.
Regarding the government obtaining promises of support in order to work on reviving the Sudanese economy, the Minister of Finance indicated that the government is working to provide the necessary infrastructure to receive these pledges that will serve Sudan, and has also sought, with many international agencies, to provide about 820 million dollars in order to distribute it to families. destitute.
And on the Renaissance Dam crisis related to Ethiopia’s insistence on the date of the second mobilization of the dam and the expected economic losses, Jibril Ibrahim said that it is in everyone’s interest to reach an agreement whereby work will be done to fill the dam, accusing Ethiopia of intransigence and refusal to reach a solution, which may lead to major economic disasters for Sudan.
He added that the solution is still possible, calling on Addis Ababa to reverse the decision of the second filling of the dam, and to sit at the dialogue table in order to reach a clear vision that serves everyone, and does not harm any party, noting that all options are before Sudan to ensure its water security.
Regarding normalization with Israel, the Sudanese minister indicated that the agreement that was concluded did not achieve any direct results that benefit Sudan, adding that it may have been a catalyst in lifting sanctions on Sudan, removing its name from the state sponsors of terrorism, and re-recognition of Sudan in international forums, by virtue of relations The strong link between Israel and the United States, as he indicated.