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Sunday, 11 June 2017

Business Vision: The Voice of Citizens

Sudan US relations have been developing since last January, when the US Ex-president Barack Obama announced lifting of economic sanctions that imposed in 1997.
Only one month remains to determine whether US announce the total lifting of sanctions or to open a new chapter, the diplomatic movement and mutual visit between officials in both countries (Sudan and US) indicates to positive future, UNSC, UNAMID and other regional and international organizations acknowledged that Sudan has achieved progress in term of security and countering terrorism, the matter that qualify Sudan to be removed from the list of countries sponsoring terrorism and to be released from economic restrictions.
The citizens of Sudan don’t exercise their economic rights for nearly 20 years; they lost a lot of rights, in travelling, trading and investment, the recent visit of acting director of Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Tariq Fahmi to Khartoum may pave the way toward total lifting in coming July.
Tariq has informed that he visited Sudan two times since January, to find out that Sudan is progressing in the field of security, humanitarian and peace talks.
What he assured that Sudan responded to US demands which means no ties between lifting sanctions and staying of Sudan in the list of countries sponsoring terrorism, the communication between Khartoum and Washington is very good. Tariq is responsible for evaluating the situation in Sudan to submit report to US president Trump to take the final decision in July.
The government should have to intensify efforts by realizing advancement in all required aspects, the national dialogue that resulted to a national accord government considered an important political development.
We hope total lifting of sanctions irrespective negative stances of Trump to Sudan like banning Sudanese from travelling to US, no terrorism in Sudan, US required to deal with Sudan as a free of terrorism.
Lifting sanctions avail an opportunity to private sectors to contribute to our breakfast.