Harare – Sudan is reportedly exploring areas of co-operation with Zimbabwe, as it seeks to strengthen economic ties with southern Africa. Sudanese ambassador to Zimbabwe, Hasmdan Wadi Dldoom Ebeidalla, said his war torn east African country wanted to strengthen economic ties with Zimbabwe, adding that there was so much to learn from President Robert Mugabe's government according to NewsDay. He said he had already met with Mugabe and has realised that Sudan could learn a lot from Zimbabwe especially in mining. “We used to rely on oil. But after the cessation of South Sudan, we lost about 75% of that oil and we have realised that we need to diversify our mining activities. We can learn a lot from Zimbabwe and other African countries,” he reportedly said.A report by right relevance.com quoted Ebeidalla as saying Zimbabwe and Sudan had a long history, adding that the country was already home to Zimbabwean teachers and artisanal miners."I cannot tell the exact number of Zimbabweans in Sudan, but there are many Zimbabwean techers who are teaching English language", Ebeidalla was quopted as saying.