Sudan Keen on Expanding Ties with Iran

A01955081.jpgTEHRAN (FNA) – Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir affirmed his country’s eagerness to strengthen economic and political relations with Iran.

Al-Bashir made the remarks during a meeting with the visiting Iranian Parliament Speaker, Gholam Ali Haddad Adel on Sunday, a press tv report said.

The Sudanese president welcomed the progress the two countries have made in expanding bilateral relations, and stressed the importance of further promotion of ties, particularly in the economic field.

For his part, Haddad Adel thanked the African state for its positive stance towards Iran’s peaceful nuclear program and said Tehran-Khartoum relations should be a model for cooperation in the Muslim world.

The Iranian parliament speaker described Sudan as a “statue of resistance” in the face of world powers and said, “America’s strategy is to create division between friendly states and Shiite and Sunni Muslims.”

He also invited Sudan to participate in a conference on African-Iranian cooperation that Tehran plans to hold in the near future.

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