Khartoum hopes Washington lift sanctions on Sudan soon

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-02 04:20:48|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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KHARTOUM, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Sudan government on Sunday expressed hope that the United States would lift its sanctions on Sudan by October 12.

"The dialogue between Khartoum and Washington has reached its ends," Attal-Mannan Bakheet, Sudan's State Minister for Foreign Affairs, said in a statement Sunday.

"The committees concerned with the dialogue with the U.S. have dealt in a responsible manner and submitted positive reports," he added, expressing hope that "the dialogue with the U.S will culminate in lifting the sanctions on Sudan."

The United States extended a review period of three months in July to decide whether to permanently lift trade sanctions on Sudan, given its human rights records and other issues.

On Jan. 13, former 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 review before the sanctions are fully lifted to ensure the Sudanese government maintains its efforts on human rights and anti-terrorism.

The decision also allowed for the resumption of all banking transactions and trade exchanges between the two countries.