UAE welcomed Sudan and its people removal from United States SST List

The United Arab Emirates has welcomed the United States decision to remove Sudan from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list, SST List, and The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation MoFAIC congratulated Sudan and its people on this step, which is poised to end years of political and economic isolation endured by the country in a statement

Removing Sudan from the SST List

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) added that such a step would contribute to reinforcing Sudan’s stability, security, and prosperity to help realize its people’s aspirations for development and welfare.

The removal of Sudan from the United States’ State Sponsors of Terrorism List is a crucial opportunity for Sudan’s transitional government. The government has shared the navigating a tenuous power-sharing agreement between military authorities, and Sudanese civilians, the government has overseen substantial humanitarian response to multiple crises and taken steps that enhanced humanitarian access, but challenges remain in Sudan. Historic flooding put 10 million Sudanese people at risk of contracting water-borne diseases, and destroyed 82,000 homes, affected 875,000 Sudanese civilians.       

The Sudanese chant slogans outside the courthouse in Khartoum on 15 September during a new trial against ousted President Omar al-Bashir and some of his former allies over the military coup that brought the autocrat to power in 1989.

Sudan remained 27 years on the SST List

President of the United States, Donald Trump made the long-anticipated announcement that the United States is prepared to remove Sudan from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism. Sudan has been a priority of its new government since the historic uprising of Sudanese civilians in 2019, which has been on the list for 27 years.

Sudan’s leaders trying to guide the country through a fragile transition are coping with soaring inflation and massive debt. Removing Sudan from the list is positive economic news because it removes significant barriers to critical banking relationships, allows the United States to support debt relief for Sudan at the international financial institutions, eases investors’ concerns about reputational risk. But for Sudanese people suffering immediate food insecurity, and economic hardship, that Sudan has agreed to pay $335 million to compensate victims of the 1998 embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania

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