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ICC NOTE: An interesting article about economic partnerships between nations, countries that are some of the top persecutors in the world. As they pool their resources together, it also allows them to continue their policies violating human rights of their own people including Christians.

Iran , Sudan hold 7th joint economic committee session

The Sudan Tribune

19 December 2006

TEHRAN — Iran and Sudan held the 7th session of their joint political committee in the Iranian Foreign Ministry here on Friday.

The two-day session was attended by Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Mohammad-Reza Baqeri and Sudanese Acting Foreign Minister Mutrif Sediq.

The two sides discussed avenues for bolstering bilateral political, economic and cultural cooperation as well as latest developments in the international arena, particularly in the Middle East and Africa .

Baqeri and Sediq also explored avenues for expanding their economic and commercial ties and mutually benefiting from each other’s technology as well as Sudan ’s availing of Iran ’s potentials, and stressed the importance of continuing the exchange visits between the two countries’ officials.

The two officials signed a memorandum of items discussed in the agenda at the end of their meeting.

On the sidelines of the session, the Sudanese official held talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki and Minister of Agricultural Jihad Mohammad-Reza Eskandari.

The two sides also discussed promotion of Tehran-Khartoum ties and key regional and international developments in the meeting.

The meeting ended with the two sides agreeing to hold the 8th session of their joint political committee in Khartoum , the exact date of which has still to be set.