Khartoum and Tehran will reopen embassies in coming period and exchange official delegations, says statement
Sudan and Iran have agreed to normalize their ties after seven years of estrangement, the Sudanese foreign ministry announced on Monday.
“The Republic of Sudan and the Islamic Republic of Iran have decided, after numerous contacts over the past months, to resume their diplomatic ties in order to serve the interests of the two countries,” stated the ministry in a press release provided to Anadolu.
“The two governments have agreed to develop good ties based on mutual respect for sovereignty, joint interests, and coexistence,” the statement read.
Both parties have also committed to enhancing ties between the two countries in various sectors, emphasizing regional stability.
Additionally, the agreement includes plans to reopen embassies in each other’s countries in the coming period and to exchange official delegations.
Sudan severed ties with Iran in 2016, accusing Iran of posing a threat to regional stability after an attack on Saudi Arabia. Following the diplomatic break, Sudan, under the leadership of then-President Omer Al-Bashir, decided to join the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia to combat Houthi rebels in Yemen, who were backed by Iran.