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Iran plans to expand agro ties with Sudan

The Iranian president says Iran and Sudan have common stances on major international issues and has called for the expansion of bilateral cooperation, particularly in the agricultural sector.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made the remarks during a meeting with Sudanese Agriculture Minister Abdel-Halim al-Mutafi in Tehran on Saturday.

The Iranian president called for the expansion of Tehran-Khartoum ties, which he described as friendly. He also noted that such relations help promote social welfare in both countries.

Ahmadinejad stated that the future belongs to independent and freedom-loving nations, adding that Iran will stand with the Sudanese government and nation forever.

The Sudanese agriculture minister also called for the expansion of bilateral cooperation in all areas, particularly in the agricultural sector.

During the meeting, al-Mutafi presented a report on cooperation between Iran and Sudan.

In October 2010, Iranian Agriculture Jihad Minister Sadeq Khalilian announced that Iran plans to construct an agro-industrial complex in Sudan.

Iran also plans to produce wheat and sugar in Sudan and is ready to transfer its agricultural expertise to the African country, Khalilian added.

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