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Sudanese-US dialogue to end classification of Khartoum as 'state sponsor of terrorism'

March 30, 2018 at 1:45 am

The Sudanese capital, Khartoum, is currently hosting US political and military delegations to discuss the bilateral relations between Sudan and the United States, as well as regional issues related to the situation in Africa.

The Sudanese Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Major General Kamal Abdul-Marouf Al-Mahi, received a delegation from the US Congress headed by Thorn Perry, Chairman of the Services Committee, today.

Al-Mahi stressed the magnitude and strategic importance of the relationship with the United States. He also pointed to Sudan’s desire to normalize and develop them in the direction that serves the common interests of the two countries.

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Al-Mahi also briefed the delegation on the overall security and humanitarian situation in the country and noted the stability in Darfur and the steps taken by the state to bring peace to the two regions (South Kordofan and Blue Nile). He also emphasized the commitment of the armed forces to the declared ceasefire by President Omar Al-Bashir, as well as Sudan’s ongoing efforts to combat terrorism, negative movements, human trafficking and smuggling, which would delist the name of Sudan from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism.

Major General Jamal Al-Din Omar Mohammed, head of the Military Intelligence Service, Major General Saleh Yasin, director of the Department of International Relations at the Ministry of Defence, and Colonel Adam Kordish, the US Military Attaché in Khartoum, attended the meeting.

The Sudanese Foreign Minister, Ibrahim Ghandour, had earlier affirmed Sudan’s determination to continue negotiations and constructive dialogue with the United States of America to reach positive results that satisfy all parties.