The Third International Fair of Khartoum has opened in one of the biggest and most Modern exhibition centres in Africa.
GV PAN: Entrance and banner International Fair of Khartoum
SV: First Vice-President of the Sudan General Abdel Magid Hamid Khalil greeting ministers and guests
SV: Vice President Khalil take seat on stage
CU: Dr. Farouq el-Magboul, Minister of Cooperatives, Commerce and Supply speaking in Arabic.
SV: Vice President Khalil cuts ribbon, applause
SV: Vice President and official arty inspecting exhibits.
SV: Vice President watching television exhibit
SV: Vice President touring fair
GV: Fair at night
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Background: The Third International Fair of Khartoum has opened in one of the biggest and most Modern exhibition centres in Africa. The fair is designed to encourage prosperity through trade.
SYNOPSIS: The exhibition centre consists of four large halls and all facilities for visitors and exhibitors on the banks of the Blue Nile. The fair was formally opened by the First Vice President of Sudan, and Chairman of the Supreme Committee of Sudanexpo, General Abdel Magid Hamil Khalil.
One of the main speakers at the opening ceremony was the Minister of Cooperatives, Commerce and Supply Dr Farouq el-Magboul. All speakers emphasised the importance of fairs like this, which bring together investors and those who need funds for development. Sudan shows the world its achievements, potential, and its opportunities for foreign investment.
Sudan is an enthusiastic supporter of the trade fair movement, and plans to apply for membership of the union of International Fairs. The third All-Africa Trade Fair is to be held in Khartoum next November (1980). The Khartoum fairs are coupled with efforts being made in Sudan to create a favourable climate for commerce, foreign investment and trade.