Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will arrive in Sudan late on Sunday for talks expected to focus on boosting political and economic ties between the two allies, Sudanese officials said.
Shunned by the West, Sudan, which is facing an economic crisis after losing much of its oil wealth to newly-independent South Sudan, is keen to expand trade ties with Iran. Most Western firms avoid Sudan due to a tough U.S. trade embargo.
Sudan and Iran have also strong military ties after signing a cooperation agreement in 2008.
During his two-day visit Ahmadinejad will meet Bashir on Monday and give a speech in the capital Khartoum, officials in the Sudanese foreign ministry said.
ReutersLast Mod: 25 Eylül 2011, 17:47