The Sudanese government has welcomed statements by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the possibility of lifting sanctions against the country if an agreement is reached to pay compensation to the victims of the 1998 attacks on U.S. embassies in Kenya and the United States Tanzania.
Pompeo defended Thursday that it would be positive to remove the African country from the list of supporters of terrorism before stressing that after the fall of Omar Hasán al Bashir after a military coup in April 2019, “there is a chance of democracy”. .
The transitional government that emerged from an agreement between the military junta and the opposition parties has welcomed Pompeo’s words and reiterated that Khartoum will do “everything possible” to meet Washington’s requirements.
Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, for example, has stressed his commitment to “continue efforts with friends in the United States and abroad to resolve the matter,” reports Sudan’s state-run news agency SUNA.