The Government Responds Cautiously to the U.S. Decision on Sanctions
Sudanese Foreign Ministry, represented by its embassy in Washington, has received formal notification from the U.S. administration on easing economic sanctions imposed on Sudan, while President Obama's Special Envoy for Sudan, Princeton Lyman visits Khartoum.
Sudan's Foreign Ministry showed a cautious welcome to ease sanctions, pointing out that Sudan will ask the U.S. administration, through its embassy in Washington for more clarifications and details about things that were to be lifted, hoping that the said step announced by Washington will lead to implement the American road map.
Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Rahamatallah Mohamed Osman said, in press statements, that the Sudanese-American talks managed by the U.S. envoy address the issue of easing sanctions, besides the bilateral relations between Khartoum and Washington, adding, "We hope the said step leads to raise the diplomatic representation, and lift the name of Sudan from the list of countries supporting the terrorism."
For his part, Minister of the Presidency, President of the Office of follow-up implementation of the Darfur Peace, Dr. Amin Hassan Omar, described the American talk on easing sanctions on Sudan as a "half-step, not enough," pointing out that the lifting of the ban does not mean that America only, but also means other European countries fear for their interests with the United States.
Lyman is expected to meet with special envoys to Sudan, who participated recently in the meeting of UNAMID in Gineina, Western Darfur, and likely to be acquainted on the results of the situation.
By Staff Writer, 22/10/2011