Burhan, Pompeo Discuss Sudan’s Removal from US Terror List
The head of Sudan’s sovereign council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, on Monday, received a phone call from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in which the two discussed a number of issues, including US support for Sudan during its transition period.
They also discussed Sudan’s removal from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, said press statement issued by the council.
“In his phone call, Pompeo discussed arrangements to remove Sudan from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism (SST) and US aid to Sudan in confronting the coronavirus pandemic,” it added.
The officials also deliberated on Sudan’s position on a draft resolution expected by the UN Security Council, along with security cooperation between the two countries and the required support in the transitional period.
The United States had made an official invitation to Burhan to visit Washington, but the coronavirus crisis has delayed it.
In other news, two members of the sovereign council, Lieutenant General Shamsul Eddin Kabashi, member of the government peace delegation, and Mohamed Hassan Al-Taishi, the spokesman of the delegation, held a meeting that included the representatives of the Troika, the European Community and Germany.
The meeting was briefed on the negotiations in Juba, and what was agreed upon in the North, Center and East tracks, as well as issues of differences with the armed struggle movements.
The representatives had proposed the formation of a legislative council in cooperation with the armed movements in case that a peace agreement was signed on May 9.