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US Congress delegation begins visit to Sudan

Image of Prime Minister, General Bakri Hassan Saleh (L) and Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir [N. Sam Wroth/Twitter ]
Image of Prime Minister General Bakri Hassan Saleh (L) and Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir [N. Sam Wroth/Twitter ]

A delegation from the US Congress, led by House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Devin Nunes, began an official visit to Sudan as America prepares to lift economic sanctions imposed on Khartoum for nearly 20 years.

The US delegation met with Sudanese First Vice President Bakri Hassan Saleh and discussed joint security efforts.

The Sudanese Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning also discussed with the US Congressman and the accompanying US embassy delegation the arrangements after 12 October when the United States is expected to announce the lifting of economic sanctions imposed on Sudan.

The Sudanese Parliament Speaker Ibrahim Ahmed Omar discussed with the US Congress delegation the possible contribution of the two legislative institutions to normalisng relations.

He presented to the delegation the great damage caused by the sanctions which led to the deterioration of many vital sectors in the economic, developmental and infrastructure fields.

Read: Sudan, S. Sudan make pact to work against US sanctions

He also welcomed cooperation with the American institutions which he said would require mutual trust and willingness to develop relations.

Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour is leading Sudan's delegation to the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Meanwhile, Chief of the Just Peace Forum Party, Al-Tayeb Mustafa told Quds Press that he is optimistic about the future of Sudanese-American relations, in light of Khartoum's commitment to several issues including fighting terrorism and maintaining peace in South Sudan.

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