Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (R) with Sudan's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Kamal Hassan Ali. Tehran, 28 March.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today met with Sudan's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Kamal Hassan Ali in Tehran and emphasized the importance of Iran’s ties to Khartoum.
“Iran and Sudan will always stand together and the enemies cannot damage the relations between the two nations,” Ahmadinejad said. “There are many areas to increase bilateral cooperation whose activation will cause increasing progress and prosperity in the two countries,” he added [IRNA, 28 March].
The Islamic Republic has had close relations with Khartoum and now in the wake of the split in the country and the growing tensions in its relationship with some African countries, which led Senegal to cut its diplomatic ties with Iran last month, its relations with Khartoum has found an added importance for its foreign policy.