Khartoum, 8 Oct (SUNA) - The President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omar Bashir, on Sunday issued a Republican Decree extending the current ceasefire in the country to 31st of December 2017.
The decree said the extension is aimed to prepare the climate for the coming negotiations on the two areas, within the framework of the keenness of the government of the Sudan for achieving peace and stability in the country and to devote all energies for development challenges.

SUNA: Bashir issues a decree on extension of current ceasefire

 

Khartoum, 6 Oct (SUNA) - In the first official reaction the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Sudan has issued a statement welcoming the US decision on revoking the economic sanctions imposed on the Sudan.

"The Sudan its leadership, government and people welcome the positive decision adopted by his excellency President Donald Trump of the United States of America, on October the 6th 2017, according to which the American economic sanctions imposed on the Sudan are revoked permanently" the ministry of foreign affairs said in the statement Friday.

The statement said it considers the American decision and important development in the history of the Sudanese American relations

The statement said the Sudan would like to reaffirm clearly that it would continue its cooperation with the United States of American in all the bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual concern, particularly in the questions related to the conservation of international peace and security and in combating terrorism in all its forms and in combating illegal and human trafficking.

It said the Sudan is also looking for building normal real tins with the United States of America and looks forwards to its name being removed from the list of countries sponsor of terrorism

The statement said the Sudan would continue to work for contributing in the efforts aimed to boost the regional and continent peace and security.

The statement said the Sudan would like to commend the role played by a number of brotherly countries and organizations in lifting the sanctions including those efforts deployed by Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Egypt and Ethiopia, the African Union, the African Parliament, the Islamic Cooperation |Organization, IGAD and the Arab Parliament.
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In response to the recent alleged news about Christian children being forced to recite Quran and say Muslim prayers  in order to get food in some refugee camps in Sudan, the Embassy would like to condemn such baseless reports and attach herewith a copy of the statement issued by the UNHCR in this regard.
The Embassy also refers to the long standing Sudanese history of humanely and generously hosting refugees from different countries regardless of their religion, and that such alleged practice  has never happened to any refugee fleeing into Sudan.

 

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