Iran, Sudan stress expansion of mutual co-operation
Copy of a report from Fars News Agency - Tuesday, 03 August 2010:
Iran, Sudan Stress Expansion of Mutual Cooperation
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's envoy to Khartoum and Sudan's Interior Minister Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid in a meeting in the Sudanese capital explored ways to bolster mutual cooperation.
During the meeting held at the Sudanese Ministry of Interior on Monday, Iran's Ambassador to Sudan Javad Turkabadi stressed the need for the two countries' police forces to boost and expand mutual cooperation in drug campaign and counter-terrorism measures.
"The two countries should adopt the necessary measures to expand and develop this cooperation through drawing precise plans," the Iranian diplomat noted.
Turkabadi also extended an invitation to the Sudanese minister to pay a visit to Tehran in the near future.
Mahmoud Hamid, for his part, said that he would plan a visit to Tehran as soon as possible.
He pointed to Iran's "useful" experience in anti-drug measures, counter-terrorism and social order, and called for continued cooperation between the two states.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's administration has striven hard to maximize relations with the African continent.
Tehran has prioritized promotion of its economic and political ties with the African states and the country is now considered as one of the African Union's strategic partners.
Tehran's efforts to boost ties and cooperation with Africa have led to its acceptance as an observing member of the African Union (AU), where it has shown an active presence in the AU summit meetings.