Egypt wants Sudan’s new government out of the US terrorism list

Egypt ’s foreign minister wants more support for neighbouring Sudan’s new civilian government, including getting it off the U.S. list of countries sponsoring terrorism.

Sameh Shoukry said Cairo is working with Washington and other countries to remove Sudan from the list.

He spoke at a press conference Monday in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, beside the country’s first woman foreign minister, Asmaa Abdalla.

She was sworn in a day earlier as part of the first Cabinet since the military ousted autocratic President Omar al-Bashir in April following mass pro-democracy protests.

The U.S. named Sudan a state sponsor of terror in 1993, and the designation stuck through the rest of al-Bashir’s rule.

Sudan’s prime minister, Abdalla Hamdok, said last week that he’d held a “long discussion” with the Trump administration on the matter.


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