Sudan hopes U.S. would continue lifting sanctions on Sudan as Trump sworn in


Sudanese politicians on Friday expressed hope that the new U.S. President Donald Trump would continue what his predecessor Barack Obama has started of change in the U.S. policy toward Sudan and fully lift the sanctions imposed on it.

“We are looking forward to further dialogue and cooperation between president Trump’s administration and the Sudanese government until reaching full normalization between the two countries,” Rabie Abul-Atti, a leading member of Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP), said Friday.

“Our hope is that Trump would continue what Obama has started, continue cooperation with Sudan and lift what remain of sanctions,” he noted.

Aboud Jabir Saeed, secretary-general of the National Government Unity Parties in Sudan, for his part, also expressed hope that president Trump would cooperate with Sudan and not to backtrack from the positive stance towards it.

On Jan. 13, former U.S. President Barack Obama issued a decision canceling two executive orders imposing economic sanctions on Sudan.

The U.S. has been imposing sanctions on Sudan since 1997 and putting it on its list of countries sponsoring terrorism since 1993.

Since then, Washington has been renewing its sanctions on Sudan due to the continuing war in Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan regions besides a number of outstanding issues with South Sudan, including the disputed oil-rich area of Abyei. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/

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