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Sudan welcomes deal with U.S. over its removal from terror list

November 8, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan has welcomed on Thursday the agreement reached Tuesday with the U.S. administration over the lift of its names from the list of state sponsors of terrorism with the launch of the “Phase II” framework for the normalization of bilateral relations.
The State Department on Wednesday announced that the two countries agreed on a six-point plan that if Sudan implements successfully would lead to “initiate the process of rescinding Sudan’s designation as a State (…)


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Washington, Khartoum to discuss removal of Sudan’s name from terror list: envoy

October 21, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Khartoum Steven Koutsis said arrangements are underway to launch the second phase of dialogue between Sudan and the U.S.
The secretariat of the Americas at the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) on Saturday hosted a dinner party for the U.S. embassy staff in Khartoum in the presence of the NCP deputy chairman Faisal Hassan Ibrahim.
Speaking at the dinner party, Koutsis said the lifting of Sudan’s name from the U.S. list of states (…)


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Sudan expects removal of its name from U.S. terror list soon

October 7, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s parliamentary subcommittee on foreign affairs said the second phase of normalization talks with the United States is proceeding smoothly expecting the country’s name would be lifted from the list of states sponsors of terrorism soon.
Deputy Head of the parliamentary subcommittee on foreign affairs, Mutwakil Mahmoud al-Tijani, stressed the need for dialogue with the U.S. in order to promote bilateral relations and reintegrate the country in the (…)


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Sudan expects removal of its name from U.S. terror list soon

October 7, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s parliamentary subcommittee on foreign affairs said the second phase of normalization talks with the United States is proceeding smoothly expecting the country’s name would be lifted from the list of states sponsors of terrorism soon.
Deputy Head of the parliamentary subcommittee on foreign affairs, Mutwakil Mahmoud al-Tijani, stressed the need for dialogue with the U.S. in order to promote bilateral relations and reintegrate the country in the (…)


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U.S. invites senior Sudanese military to conference on counter-terrorism

September 23, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese army Chief of General Staff Lt. Gen. Kamal Abdel-Marouf Sunday received an invitation to a counterterrorism conference organized by the US administration in Washington.
The invitation was extended to Gen. Abdel-Marouf by U.S Chargé d’Affaire in Khartoum Stephan Koutsis in the presence of US military attaché Colonel Adam Kordish.
The conference on countering violent extremism will take place in Washington with the participation of senior military (…)


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Arab Parliament launches plan to lift Sudan’s name from U.S. terror list

August 3, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The Arab Parliament has announced the beginning of the first phase of its plan to lift Sudan’s name from the U.S. list of states sponsors of terrorism.
Sudan was placed on the U.S. terrorism list in 1993 over allegations it was harbouring Islamist militants working against regional and international targets.
On Wednesday, Arab Parliament speaker Meshal bin Fahmi al-Salami discussed with Sudan’s State Cabinet Minister Tarig Tawfiq ways to implement the plan to (…)


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U.S. envoy praises Sudan cooperation on North Korea

July 4, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Khartoum Wednesday has praised the Sudanese government cooperation with the American administration to put maximum pressure on the North Korean government to abandon its nuclear programme.
Speaking during a National Day reception at the embassy in Khartoum, Ambassador Steven Koutsis stressed that North Korea’s denuclearization is a top policy priority for his government as Washington still has doubts over Pyongyang’s commitment despite a (…)


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Sudan Sanctions: Has the Leopard changed its skin spots?

Lifting United States Sanctions against Sudan on Trial
By Ibrahim Musa
Thus, October 12, 2017, was such a fear-mongering day coming with the worst news for Sudanese activists, human rights groups, and victims of the war affected zones, rebel groups, and opposition parties. Such day witnessed the publication of the most thrilling news ever published, President Trump’s decision on lifting the two decades sanctions against Sudan.
Earlier in January of 2017, President (…)


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Sudan is still trapped and deprived of debt relief: al-Bashir

May 31, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir Thursday complained that his country is still is still under economic embargo and deprived of international debt cancellation for political reasons.
In remarks delivered before Khartoum state government, the Sudanese president thanked Arab and Islamic financial institutions, brotherly countries particularly China and Turkey for their support to Sudan.
“Sudan is still under economic embargo, heavily indebted and deprived of the (…)


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Sudan says ready to resume normalization talks with U.S.

May 27, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s Foreign Ministry has expressed readiness to start the second phase of normalization talks with the United States.
State Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdallah Idris told the pro-government Sudan Media Center (SMC) they embarked on making arrangements to launch the second phase of dialogue with the U.S. according to the five-track engagement plan.
He pointed out that Sudan has met all requirements of the engagement plan, saying several U.S. organs have (…)


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Sudan, U.S. discuss preparations for second phase of normalization talks

May 11, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s Foreign Ministry Under-Secretary Abdel-Ghani al-Nai’im and Special Advisor in the Office of the U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, Andrew Burnett, have discussed ongoing preparations to launch the second phase of dialogue between the two countries.
On Thursday, al-Nai’im and Burnett met at Sudan’s Foreign Ministry premises in the presence of the U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission to Khartoum Ervin Massinga.
In a press release seen by Sudan Tribune, the (…)


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U.S. congressional delegation arrives in Khartoum

April 29, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – A delegation from the United States Congress has arrived in Khartoum Sunday on a three-day visit upon an invitation from the speaker of the National Assembly Ibrahim Ahmed Omer.
According to the official news agency SUNA, the U.S. legislators would meet with Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Salih and, the parliament speaker and the national dialogue mechanism.
The delegation would also meet with human rights groups and activists, businessmen, civil society (…)


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Sudan, U.S. officials discuss terrorism list in Washington

April 27, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s Finance Minister Mohamed Osman al-Rikabi has discussed with the U.S. Assistant Treasury Secretary the removal of Sudan’s name from the list of states sponsors of terrorism.
The meeting, which took place on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)/World Bank Group Spring Meetings in Washington, has also discussed the cancellation of Sudan’s foreign debt.
In press statements upon his return from Washington on Thursday, al-Rikabi expected (…)


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Sudan’s ruling party cautiously optimistic about Pompeo’s nomination as U.S. State Secretary

March 17, 2018 (KHARTOUM) Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) has expressed cautious optimism over the likely appointment of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director Mike Pompeo as new Secretary of State.
On March 13, 2018, President Donald Trump nominated current CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
The NCP deputy head of foreign relations Bakri Osman Saeed said the appointment of Pompeo as Secretary of State would have (…)


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Enough suggests benchmarks for Sudan’s removal from U.S. terror list

February 22, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Before to remove Sudan from the list of States Sponsors of Terrorism, U.S. policymakers have to ensure that Khartoum is committed to the ceasefire, humanitarian access, religious freedoms but also have to verify its links with terrorist groups, advised a report released by Enough Project.
The release of the report coincided with press statements Thursday in Khartoum by Sudan’s Foreign Ministry Under-Secretary Abdel-Ghani al-Naim who announced the forthcoming (…)


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Ghandour, Sullivan agree to begin talks on Sudan lift from U.S. terror list

February 16, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour and Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan have agreed to begin discussions on Sudan removal from the U.S. list of states sponsor of terrorism, said a statement released by the foreign ministry in Khartoum on Friday.
Ghandour and Sullivan held a meeting in Germany on the sidelines of the 54th edition of the Munich Security Conference (MSC), a major global forum for the discussion of security policy.
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U.S. hopes for better relations with Sudan in 2018

January 2, 2018 (KHARTOUM) – The United States Administration on Monday has expressed hope that the U.S./Sudanese relations witness further improvement during 2018.
“The United States looks forward to another year of growth in the U.S.-Sudan relationship,” said the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a press statement on the occasion of the 62nd anniversary of Sudan’s independence.
He also wished “the people of Sudan a joyous celebration and a peaceful year ahead”.
Last October, the (…)


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Khartoum, Washington exchange ideas over Sudan removal from terror list: FM

December 24, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim revealed an agreement with Washington to engage in written exchanges between the two countries for Sudan’s removal from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism.
Last October, U.S. President Donald Trump decided to revoke economic sanctions on Sudan in line with a five-track framework agreement for a humanitarian cessation of hostilities in Sudan and Khartoum cooperation with Washington to fight terrorism and address (…)


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