IRI FM meets Sudan’s minister of state for foreign affairs
IRI Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi in a short stay in Khartoum Airport Monday night enroot his visit of some African countries was received by Sudan's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Salah Wansi.
According to IRNA Monday night news team, the Information and Media Head office of the IRI Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that Salah and Wansi in a very brief meeting at the airport surveyed ways for expansion of bilateral relations and the regional developments.
In April 2006 the Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir met with a number of top Iranian officials in Tehran, including the Supreme Leader Ali Seyyed Ali Khamene'ie and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. In a joint news conference with al-Bashir on 24 April, President Ahmadinejad explained to the public in belief that 'expansion of ties between the two countries serves the interests of the two nations, the region, and the Islamic world, particularly in terms of boosting peace and stability.'
Before the conference ended, President al-Bashir congratulated Iran for its successful pursuit of 'nuclear power for peaceful purposes,' while Ahmadinejad restated his opposition to the participation of UN Peacekeepers in Darfur.
President Omar-al Bashir visited Iran in July 2011 and President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited Khartoum in September 2011 to discuss 'strategic regional and international dimensions.'
In October 2011, President Ahmadinejad stated that Iran-Sudan relations are founded on 'Common Islamic values.' President Bashir later stated that Sudan would adopt an exclusive Islamic constitution and strengthen the Islamic law in the government.