Khartoum, 11-22-2022 (SUNA) – Today, the Sudanese Customs Authority concluded the training course for customs officers in the field of biosafety, which was organized by the Supreme Council for the Environment and Natural Resources over a period of two days. Addressing the session, Dr. Al-Khatma Al-Awad Muhammad, Director of the General Department of Biodiversity and Representative of the Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for the Environment, stressed the important role of customs in many areas related to biosafety, and referred to the memorandums of understanding signed between the two parties, international agreements and protocols, and relevant national laws, stressing the progress in joint cooperation. between the two sides for the sake of human health and the safety of his environment. Major General Police, according to Karim Adam Al-Nour, Director of the General Administration for Compliance and Facilitation on behalf of the Director General of the Customs Authority. According to Al-Karim, the course was considered a quantum leap in increasing qualification and a starting point for the implementation of bio-safety programmes. Nazik Salah El-Din, Director of the General Department of Biosafety at the Supreme Council for the Environment, explained that the training course took place within the framework of activating the Memorandum of Cooperation signed between the Council and the Customs Authority, and that it aimed to train customs officers from laboratories and customs tariffs on biosafety programs with regard to sampling and methods for detecting genetically modified organisms. and its products and the exchange of biosafety information and highlighted the concept of biotechnology and the Carthage Protocol and the national biosafety system. Noting the delegation of biosafety authorities to the customs authority through airports and customs crossings to control the circulation of genetically modified organisms in order to preserve the health of humans, plants, animals and the environment. Appreciating the interest and keenness of customs and expressing hope for the development of the partnership.