Panafrican News Agency

Sudanese PM confers with visiting US Secretary of State

Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdouk on Tuesday conferred with visiting US Secretary of  State Michael Pompeo, who is in the country as part of visits to Sudan, Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.

Describing their meeting as “great", he said: “We had direct and transparent conversation regarding delisting Sudan from States Sponsors of International Terrorism, bilateral relations and US government support to the civilian-led Transitional Government in the Sudan."

The Prime Minister said he continues to look forward to "positive tangible steps in supporting the glorious Sudanese revolution".

Mr. Pompeo also called on the head of the Sudanese Transitional Sovereign Council, Lt. Gen. Abdul Fatah al Burhan to discuss bilateral relations and issues of mutual concern.

He is the highest American official to visit the Sudan since the overthrow of President Omar Bashir’s dictatorial government a year ago.

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