Foreign Ministry: Hamdok’s Visit to Washington within the Framework of Normalization of Relations

By / Zuleikha Abdul Razeq/ Najat Ahmed

Khartoum – The Prime Minister, Dr. Abdullah Hamdok will hold talks, during the current visit to the United States, on ways to develop relations between the two countries.
The Foreign Ministry confirmed that the visit of Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok to Washington comes within the framework of Sudan’s efforts to normalize relations with the United States of America.
Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Mansour Bolad said, in a statement, that the Prime Minister is expected to make a presentation on the situation in Sudan on the backdrop of the government’s responsibilities in the interim period, including reaching peace, building the state, affirming freedoms, in addition to requesting the lifting of sanctions imposed on Sudan as it disrupts the implementation of the Government’s goals and programs
He added that the Prime Minister will meet with a number of officials, including the US Deputy Secretary of State, the Secretary of Finance, US Ambassador for Religious Freedoms and the Director of American Aid. He will also hold meetings with the Foreign Relations Committee of the House of Representatives and a meeting with the President of the Senate Majority and the American Committee for Religious Freedom in addition to the World Bank, IMF Director and other officials.
Hamdok said last month that removing Sudan from the terrorist list is one of the biggest challenges facing the transitional government.
The US assistant secretary of state for African affairs has said that the US is no longer have dispute with the government of Sudan, and now considers it a partner, but removing it from the terrorist list is a procedural process.

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