Siemens to Pull Business Out of Sudan
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Europe's largest electronics and electrical engineering company, will pull all business operations out of Sudan by mid-summer in light of the humanitarian conditions in the war-torn country, the company said Monday. That follows remarks released over the weekend by Chief Executive Klaus Kleinfeld, who told Der Spiegel magazine that the company would end its operations in some countries on moral and political grounds...Siemens elaborated Monday, saying that the company would complete activities for existing orders and service contracts by June 30 at the latest and would accept no new orders there because of concerns about humanitarian conditions...Siemens said its decision to pull out of Sudan does not exclude possible involvement in humanitarian activities organized by internationally recognized organizations.
Author: Sudan Tribune
German technologies group Siemens is planning to withdraw from Sudan, in view of the current humanitarian situation in Darfur region, a report published here by the [German newspaper] Die Welt said... The German firm is under pressure from US divestment activists who consider the firm as one of the western firms dealing with the Sudanese regime... Last October, Siemens signed a global frame agreement with MobiTel Sudan, part of Mobile Telecommunications Company (MTC) Group, to supply 2.5G radio wireless infrastructure... [also refers to divestment from Sudan by ABB]