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Bashir: Sudan keen to develop relations with US

Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir [Doyle Industries/Twitter]
Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir [Doyle Industries/Twitter]

Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir yesterday stressed his country’s keenness to develop relations with the United States as a world “superpower”.

The Sudanese president made his remarks as he received Sudan’s new ambassador to Washington and former director of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS), Mohammed Atta Al-Mawla, a statement by the Sudanese presidency said.

Al-Mowla said after the meeting that “President Al-Bashir has stressed on the importance of coordinating between all internal institutions, and that the previous committees resume their work to launch the second phase of dialogue with Washington, within the framework of the five tracks plan.”

The plan includes Khartoum’s cooperation with Washington in combating terrorism, working towards peace in South Sudan, humanitarian affairs and delivering aid to those affected in conflict areas.

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“We are keen to develop relations between the two countries and push them forward,” Al- Mawla said, adding that “the next phase will witness resuming dialogue with the US administration to remove all obstacles that impede developing relations between the two countries”.

In October, the US administration lifted economic sanctions and a trade embargo imposed on Sudan since 1997, however Washington did not remove Sudan from its terror list.

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