Khartoum, Dec 1(SUNA)- The representative of Council of Ministers and Minister of Minerals, Mohamed Bashir Abdulla,  affirmed the strength of the political, economic and diplomatic relations between Sudan and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.

 Abdulla renewed Sudan's historical support for Mauritania in regional and international forums, as well as cultural and educational cooperation, represented in scholarships for Mauritanian students in Sudanese universities.

This came during the address of thee representative of the Council of Ministers to the celebration of the Mauritanian Embassy in Khartoum on the 62nd Anniversary of its Independence Day, in the presence of  members of the diplomatic corps accredited in Khartoum, a number of leaders, members of the Mauritanian community and students studying in Sudanese universities.

In his address the representative of the Council of Ministers, indicated the depth and the strength of relations between the two countries, in the field of political and economic cooperation, stressing inevitability of developing and upgrading the relationship towards a desired future based on a strategic vision.

Abdulla affirmed the support of the government and people of Sudan for the development and prosperity of economic cooperation between the two countries and exchanging experiences in the field of mineral extraction and encouraging the movement of exports and imports of products between the two countries.

The representative of the Council expressed the deep thanks and appreciation of the President and members of the Transitional Sovereignty Council for Mauritania's supportive stances towards Sudan and its people during this important period in the history.

 On his part, the Mauritanian Ambassador to Khartoum, Mohamed Mahfouz thanked and appreciated the Sudanese leadership, declaring his country's readiness to exchange economic experiences and economic interests with Sudan, calling on businessmen in the two countries to benefit from the advantages and natural resources in the two brotherly countries.

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