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Qatar plans $2 billion investment in Sudan

March 7, 2012
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DOHA, Qatar—Qatar says it plans to invest up to $2 billion in Sudan, including purchase of government bonds issued by the African nation.

The energy-rich Gulf state's official news agency reported Wednesday that a Qatari delegation expects to visit Sudan in the coming days to explore investment opportunities.

Besides buying Sudanese bonds, Qatar is considering investing in the country's mining, oil and agriculture sectors.

Word of the planned investments followed a meeting in the Qatari capital Doha between Qatar's emir and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, the news agency said. He

Al-Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court for his alleged role in crimes against humanity in Darfur.

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