Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Abdalla Suleiman Abdalla and his South Sudanese counterpart discussed agricultural cooperation between the two countries. Both sides focused on training and exchanging experiences. The Minister welcomed the South Sudanese delegation visit and affirmed the willingness of his Ministry to provide necessary support to South Sudan , stressing the eternity of relations between the two countries. The South Sudanese agricultural Minister, for his part, indicated the possibility of signing memorandum of understanding on agricultural cooperation between Sudan and South Sudan by focusing on technical aspects , praising ties between the two brotherly peoples. About one-third of the total area of Sudan is suitable for agricultural development. Abundant rainfall in the south permits both agriculture and grazing grounds for the large herds owned by nomadic tribes. In the north, along the banks of the Nile and other rivers, irrigation farming prevails.