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US delegation: Sudan ‘soon’ to be removed from terrorism list

March 9 - 2020 KHARTOUM
Prime Minister Hamdok meets the US Treasury delegation on Sunday (Social media)
Prime Minister Hamdok meets the US Treasury delegation on Sunday (Social media)

A delegation from the US Treasury Department met with Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok and Minister of Foreign Affairs Asmaa Abdallah yesterday to discuss removing Sudan from the US list of State Sponsors of Terrorism.

The US delegation was headed by Assistant Secretary Marshall Billingsley. He said that the removal of Sudan from the US list of State Sponsors Terrorism is a matter of time. There are committees working in this regard, he said. He hoped that Sudan “can be removed from the list soon”.

The presence of Sudan’s name on the list of terrorism-sponsoring countries prevents the Sudanese from making financial transfers with international financial institutions. The US government has already lifted some economic sanctions imposed on Sudan.

The talks focused on supporting Sudan’s transitional government to implement its programmes, especially in the areas of peace and the economy.

At this moment the US list of State Sponsors Terrorism contains four countries: Syria (1979), Iran (1984), Sudan (1993) and North Korea (2017).

 


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