Sudan: Sudanese First Vice President receives U.S. Congressional delegation

Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - A U.S. Congressional delegation on intelligence and security, currently on a visit to Sudan, was on Wednesday received by the First Vice President, Lt. Gen. Baki Hassan Salih.

The delegation, led by Mr. Davin Nunes, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, discussed with the Vice President cooperation in the domain of intelligence and combating international terrorism.

Nunes was quoted by the official Sudan News Agency as saying that the discussion focused on “joint efforts” between the Sudan and the United States of America to cooperate combating terrorism.

The visit comes a few weeks before the U.S. administration takes a decision on removing economic sanctions imposed on the Sudan for the last two decades.

Two months ago the U.S. said it would review those sanctions in October this year after studying a number of areas where Sudan has to show improvement, including allowing free passage for relief, continued cooperation in combating terrorism, supporting peace efforts in South Sudan, and exerting efforts to end civil wars.

While the congressional delegation is in Khartoum, President Omar Bashir is touring the region of Darfur sending a signal about the prevalence of security and stability there.

On Tuesday the American government decided that Temporary Protected Status for Sudan would terminate in November 2018, which means there is no longer any threat to members of the opposition who took refuge in the U.S. from returning to the Sudan, without fearing execution. The move was also seen as a signal that the US is preparing the ground to lift the sanctions.
-0- PANA MO/AR 20Sept2017

20 سبتمبر 2017 17:53:23

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