The Minister was accompanied by the General Director of the Military Industrialisation Corporation.
The Minister of Defence was told about on-going efforts to modernise the White Nile Tannery in Khartoum with the installation of tannery machinery and equipment made in Italy.

The tannery produces goat and sheepskin will be officially inaugurated after the current Eid Al-Adha.
He said that the tannery could provide US$150 million in revenues annually of export earnings to the Sudanese economy which has suffered during a civil conflict in the country that has lasted many years.