Sudan urges U.S. to fully lift sanctions as sheduled

Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-01 01:58:53|Editor: yan
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KHARTOUM, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- Sudan said on Thursday that it expected the U.S. to fully lift economic sanctions after the extended review period ends in October.

The remarks were made by Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour in his meeting with a delegation of the U.S. Congress in the capital Khartoum, where the two sides reviewed the progress of bilateral ties, according to a ministry statement.

"Sudan is committed to what was agreed upon and will continue its cooperation in this respect, waiting for the American side to fulfill its commitment and lift the economic sanctions on Sudan in October," Ghandour said in the statement.

The U.S. delegation reaffirmed Washington's willingness to cooperate with Sudan on issues of mutual concern, the statement said.

In January, then U.S. President Barack Obama issued a decision to cancel two executive orders imposing economic sanctions on Sudan.

The executive orders gave 180 days for a review before the sanctions are fully lifted to ensure that the Sudanese government maintains its efforts on human rights and anti-terrorism.

In July, however, the U.S. administration under incumbent President Donald Trump decided to extend the review period by three months to determine whether to permanently lift trade sanctions against Sudan.