Khartoum – Sudan Vision staff received, yesterday, The New York Times Enterprise Reporter, Mr. Patrick Kingsley, Enterprise as part of his mission in a research on Khartoum
process on Migration.
Kingsley said that his trip will include meeting with the Vice President, the Foreign Minister and other officials to get firsthand official information on the issue.
In his discussion with Sudan Vision staff he shed light on the illegal migration as an international issue, and Sudan is one of the affected countries with such issues being a transit state with his broad borders from all the directions, a matter that requires more support from the international community to assist in curbing the phenomenon.
This deliberating session highlighted the efforts exerted by Sudan and the challenges facing Sudan as a crossing state for many migrants from neighboring countries, beside the huge influx of refugees, which have its impact on Sudan. Sudan has long borders with many neighboring countries and the influx of huge number of refugees has its impact in way or another.
Patrick pointed out that Sudan is one of the African countries taking part of combating this process. He pointed to his meetings with some of governmental officials to shed light on Sudan efforts and the role of Sudan to stop migrants from other parts of Africa and the challenges of how this migration to stop.
They tackled the situations in Sudan after the partial lifting of US economic sanctions on last October 2017, and the change which is expected in Sudan after lifting of the two decades sanctions and the requirements from the world community along with the expected support at least the technical support or some sort of funding . The real change will be after lifting Sudan from the list of countries sponsor terrorism. Two decades of sanctions affected greatly on Sudan economically regarding technology, exporting medical equipments and apparatuses, locomotives, spares parts and huge equipments of US origin, and even it affected on every daily life. It was agreed that the change could not be overnight after lifting of the US unilateral sanctions, but will be felt gradually. The recent visits of western delegates from top US officials, investors and businessmen, and other European delegates were to assess the potentials of investment in Sudan.