SUDAN READY FOR FURTHER DIALOGUE WITH US TO REMOVE KHARTOUM FROM WASHINGTON’S TERROR LIST

Khartoum is ready to resume talks with Washington to remove Sudan from the United States terrorism list, the semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) reported here Sunday.

“The government is ready to start the second phase of dialogue with Washington to wipe Sudan off the list of States sponsoring terrorism,” Sudanese State Minister for Foreign Affairs Mohamed Abdallah Idris was quoted as saying, without a date set for that.

“The government is working for finalizing dialogue with the US in accordance with proposed frameworks and set priorities,” he added.

Idris noted the government’s foreign moves are dedicating to prioritizing the removal of Sudan from the US list of States sponsoring terrorism.

Removing Sudan from the terror list and normalizing ties between Khartoum and Washington still remain as a pending issues for debate in the second phase of Sudan-US dialogue.

On Oct 6, 2017, the US decided to lift sanctions on Sudan in recognition of positive measures by the government of Sudan to stop hostilities in conflict regions, improve humanitarian conditions, and maintain co-operation with the US on regional conflicts and terrorism.

In 1993, Washington listed Sudan as a State sponsoring terrorism. In 1997, the US imposed tight economic embargo on Sudan on imports, exports and bank transfers.

Source: Nam News Network