Mottaki Meets Sudanese Deputy FM

TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki here Saturday conferred with Sudan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sediq about issues of mutual interest and development of bilateral ties.

A statement released by the Foreign Ministry’s Information and Press Bureau said that during the meeting, Mottaki noted the shared interests of the two nations and governments, and further adored the two states’ profound ties.

He also expressed the hope that continued exchange of visits and views would pave the way for the further consolidation of mutual ties.

The Iranian top diplomat referred to the prompt holding of the two countries’ joint political commission, and mentioned that both Iran and Sudan enjoy abundant potentials for cooperation in the spheres of economy and politics, including joint political cooperation at the international level.

Elaborating on the two countries’ joint international stances, he reminded that Iran has always appreciated the well-principled stances of the Sudanese government in support of the Islamic resistance in Lebanon and Palestine.

Mottaki further pointed to the new phenomenon of populism as among the most outstanding developments in the Middle-East.

Elsewhere he presented his evaluation of the United States’ wrong policies in Afghanistan and Iraq, and reminded that the public opinion in the region is feeling increasing hatred for the United States’ wrong policies in Afghanistan and Iraq.

“We believe that Iraqi Sunnis and Shiites, Kurds and Turks have conducted a peaceful life along each other for centuries and that the behavior of the US and Britain shows that they are pursuing the policy of the ‘burnt lands after their withdrawal,'” he said.

For his part, Sudan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sediq briefed Mottaki about his country’s policies in support of Iran.

He said, “Sudanese nation and government have always supported the position of the Islamic Republic government vis-a-vis peaceful nuclear technology”. He further called for all-out expansion of mutual relations with Iran.”

On developments in Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan, Sediq said Sudan has always supported and defended the interests of Muslim Ummah (nation).

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