EU Says Its Working with Sudan to Achieve Full Lifting of US Sanctions
12 sept 2017 - The European Union (EU) mission confirmed its working together with the Sudanese government to achieve the full lifting of US sanctions on the country in October, paving the way for the promotion of economic and trade relations with European countries and the rest of the world.
Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour discussed On Sunday with EU Mission Chief Jean Michel and ambassadors and representatives of Britain, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Germany, France, Spain and the Netherlands a number of issues related to the development of bilateral relations.
The meeting stressed the understandings reached on the human rights situation, the need to strengthen coordination and consensus on the visions presented to the session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, in addition to supporting the steps of Sudan’s accession to the World Trade Organization.
The ambassadors referred to the government’s interest in issues of civic education and community schools, especially with respect to harmonizing the academic calendar, and praised the level of religious coexistence and freedom of worship for religious people.
In the same context, Ghandour met with the Vatican’s ambassador to Khartoum.
The meeting dealt with the proposal of a memorandum of understanding between Sudan and the Vatican, which will be agreed upon by experts from both sides with a view to framing cooperation between the two countries.