Su­dan strongly protests US travel ban

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THE US Charge d’Af­faires to Su­dan was sum­moned by Su­dan’s For­eign Min­istry in Khar­toum on Sun­day in protest over Amer­i­can Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s ban on Su­danese na­tion­als en­ter­ing the US.

Steven Kout­sis was asked to ex­plain Trump’s Satur­day de­ci­sion to ban na­tion­als from Iran, Iraq, Libya, So­ma­lia, Su­dan, Syria and Ye­men on the grounds of se­cu­rity.

Su­danese For­eign Min­istry spokesper­son Gharib Al­lah Khidir said For­eign Min­istry Un­der-Sec­re­tary Ab­del-Ghani Al Naim had ex­pressed to Kout­sis his gov­ern­ment’s re­sent­ment over the ban.

He de­scribed the move as a “neg­a­tive sig­nal” in light of the re­cent pos­i­tive de­vel­op­ments in re­la­tions be­tween the two coun­tries fol­low­ing the eas­ing of eco­nomic sanc­tions im­posed on Su­dan.

In Septem­ber, the US State De­part­ment had praised Su­dan’s counter-ter­ror­ism co-op­er­a­tion with the US. Al Naim said Khar­toum was keen to con­tinue dia­logue and co-op­er­a­tion with the Amer­i­cans and hoped that Wash­ing­ton would soon re­move Su­dan from the list of states that the former al­leges spon­sor ter­ror­ism. – ANA

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