US ap­proves Su­dan en­voy

Kuwait Times - - Internatio­nal -

KHARTOUM: Su­dan an­nounced Mon­day that the United States had ap­proved Khartoum’s pick of a veteran diplo­mat as am­bas­sador to Wash­ing­ton, the first such en­voy in over two decades. Ties be­tween Khartoum and Wash­ing­ton had been strained dur­ing the three­decade dic­ta­tor­ship of Omar Al-Bashir, but eased af­ter he was ousted by the army last year fol­low­ing mass protests. Su­dan’s Prime Min­is­ter Ab­dalla Ham­dok vis­ited Wash­ing­ton in De­cem­ber and the two coun­tries agreed to ex­change en­voys. In a state­ment, Su­dan’s for­eign min­istry said Mon­day “the US gov­ern­ment ap­proved the nom­i­na­tion of Nour Ed­din Satti as an am­bas­sador and plenipo­ten­tiary of the Repub­lic of Su­dan.” A veteran diplo­mat, Satti served as Su­dan’s am­bas­sador to France in the 1990s and later worked with United Na­tions peace­keep­ing mis­sions in Congo and Rwanda.

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