The First Vice-President of the Republic and National Prime Minister, Bakri Hassan Salih has reiterated Sudan keenness to consolidate cooperation relations with Sweden particularly in economic domain , lauding Sweden stances supportive to Sudan at international forums. This came when he received at the Council of Ministers Tuesday the Swedish Ambassador to Sudan, Hans Henric in presence of State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Mohamed Abdalla Idris . Director of European Department at Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Khalid Musa said in a press statement that the meeting discussed bilateral relations and ways of boosting them further ina way that serves he two people\s common interests , adding that the meeting discussed enhancement of economic relations and exchange of trade. He pointed out that the First Vice-President welcomed the Sweden's Five-year Strategy , launched this year and aims to move from humanitarian to development aid to consolidate stability at areas recently came out of conflicts . The Swedish Ambassador said the meeting came at the conclusion of the Sudan-Sweden Committee for Political Consultation session , affirming commitment of Swedish government to supporting development efforts in Sudan.The Swedish diplomat lauded Sudan's role in consolidating security and stability in the region.