Sudan Welcomes United States Decision Revoking Sanctions

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Sudan says the revocation of the long-standing United States economic sanctions will help the country to reintegrate in the international trade and financial markets.

It would also assist in Sudan’s ongoing efforts to further develop the health, education, infrastructure, agriculture and the financial sectors, according to a statement issued by the embassy of Sudan here today.

In welcoming United States President Donald Trump’s decision on Friday Oct 6 to revoke the sanctions, the embassy said it was an important milestone in the history of Sudanese-American relations.

“This decision has been attained after a long and continuous dialogue with the American authorities regarding the five-track plan that encompassed issues including counter terrorism cooperation, combating illegal trafficking in persons and improving humanitarian access,” the embassy said.

It said the United States government had recognised earlier this year the latest positive actions taken by the Sudanese government especially in the past 18 months.

As a result of the revocation of the sanctions, first imposed in 1997, the United States will no longer prohibit its citizens from engaging in transactions with Sudan.

“Sudan wishes to reaffirm clearly that it would continue its cooperation with the United States in all bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual concern particularly in the areas related to the maintenance of international peace and security and in combating terrorism in all its forms and illegal trafficking in persons,” it added.

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