Wednesday 22 November 2017

Sudan's FM to visit U.S. ahead of examination for sanction lifting

Sudan's FM to visit U.S. ahead of examination for sanction lifting
(Xinhuanet 09/13/17)
Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour

Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour will visit the United States on Wednesday to discuss "issues of mutual concern" four weeks before the United State looks into the permanent lifting of economic sanctions.

He would also head Sudan's delegation to meetings of the 72nd session of United Nations General Assembly and deliver Sudan's statement, Gariballa Al-Khadir, Sudan's Foreign Ministry Spokesman, said in a statement.

The Sudanese foreign minister is expected to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and other senior officials.
Late July, the United States extended a review period of three months to decide whether to permanently lift trade sanctions on Sudan given its human rights records and other issues.

On Jan. 13, former U.S. President Barack Obama issued a decision to cancel two executive orders imposing economic sanctions on Sudan.
The executive orders gave 180 days for review before the sanctions are fully lifted to ensure the Sudanese government maintains its efforts on human rights and anti-terrorism.

The decision also allowed resumption of all banking transactions and trade exchange between the two countries.

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