Burhan invited to US
THE US yesterday invited General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, head of Sudan’s sovereign council, to visit Washington, the council said, highlighting warmer bilateral ties since the army toppled President Omar al-Bashir in April last year.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who invited Burhan for the visit, said in December the two countries planned to begin exchanging ambassadors after a 23-year break.
Washington and Khartoum had been at odds for decades, but their relations have improved since Bashir’s overthrow and the formation of a civilian transitional government four months later.
The purpose of the visit will be “to discuss bilateral relations between the two countries and ways of developing them”, the council said. Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and other cabinet ministers have visited Washington since the transitional government was sworn in.