Sudan's Minister of Petroleum has vowed to increase cooperation with other states in relation to manning its oil fields.
Awad al-Jaz disclosed that several international companies are interested in helping Sudan push ahead with its production of crude.
The minister was speaking after a meeting with delegates from Russia, in Khartoum.
According to Sudan's Ministry of Petroleum, the Russians representatives expressed their willingness to work with Sudanese government.
Al-Jaz told reporters that Sudan and Russia have a "historic relationship," adding that Russian and European companies are welcome to invest in Sudan whenever they want.