Fri Oct 20 2017, 13:55:08 +03

US Lifts Economic Sanctions against Sudan, Khartoum welcomes the decision

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(Washington-AlummahWorld-Muharram 17, 1439H) The United States of America lifted the its 20 year long economic sanctions imposed on Sudan.

"This decision was a recognition of the positive measures taken by the Government of the Sudan to maintain a cessation of hostilities in the conflict zones of Sudan and to ameliorate humanitarian assistance to reach all parts of Sudan and to maintain cooperation with the United States in addressing regional conflicts and the threat of terrorism," State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a press release.
"This decision will come into force on October 12, 2017, she said, noting that this action came through a 16-month intensive diplomatic efforts to make progress with Sudan in key areas, she concluded.

Meanwhile, Khartoum welcome the US decision to end its 20-year trade embargo as a "positive decision".

"The Sudan, its leadership, government and people welcome the positive decision adopted by his excellency President Donald Trump of the United States of America, on October the 6th 2017, according to which the American economic sanctions imposed on the Sudan are revoked permanently" the official SUNA news agency quoted a statement issued by the foreign ministry.

The statement said the Sudan would continue to work for contributing in the efforts aimed to boost the regional and continent peace and security.

The statement said the Sudan would like to commend the role played by a number of brotherly countries and organizations in lifting the sanctions including those efforts deployed by Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Egypt and Ethiopia, the African Union, the African Parliament, the Islamic Cooperation |Organization, IGAD and the Arab Parliament.