The chairman of Sudan’s Transitional Sovereignty Council, Lt. Gen Abdul Fattah Al-Burhan, stressed the importance of removing Sudan from the list of state sponsors of terrorism.
Al-Burhan received in his office on Tuesday, the new US Charge D’Affaires of in Khartoum, Brian Shukan, where they discussed the aspects of cooperation between Sudan and US, SUNA reported.
In this regard, the ambassador at North America Department at the Foreign Ministry, Maha Ayoub, stated to the press that the US Chargé D’affaires noted there are procedures underway to remove Sudan from the list of states sponsoring terrorism and that this issue needs time.
The new US Chargé D’Affaires
Prior to Khartoum, Mr. Shukan was Director of the Office of the Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan at the U.S. Department of State. Mr. Shukan served from 2014-2017 as Chargé d’Affaires and Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. From 2011 to 2014, Mr. Shukan served as Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca, Morocco.
His other overseas assignments include service at the U.S. Embassies in Ghana, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Luxembourg, and Benin. He also served in Washington in the Department of State’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, and attended the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.
Mr. Shukan received a BA in history and philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a JD from Washington University in St. Louis, and an MA in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College. He also attended the State Department’s Arabic Field School in Tunis, Tunisia.