Sudan Foreign Ministry on Friday issued a statement to express regret at a new U.S. travel advisory warning Americans against travelling to seven Sudanese states stressing Khartoum’s ability to provide maximum protection and security for the country’s visitors.
The United States on Thursday warned its citizens against the risk of ‘terrorist and criminal attacks in Sudan troubled areas, saying they should avoid travelling to the Darfur’s five states, Blue Nile state, and South Kordofan.
“The [U.S.] warning comes at a time when Sudan is witnessing a positive political and security atmosphere that has been praised and supported by many countries and regional and international organizations, including the United Nations, the African Union, the European Union and the League of Arab States, as well as remarkable visits by the American envoy and many international and European officials to the various states of Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile,” read the statement.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Gharib Allah Khidir called on the U.S. Department of State to “review its negative statements and warnings”.
He said the outcome of the ongoing dialogue between the two countries has promoted relations to an advanced level of joint work, demanding Washington to push forward the bilateral dialogue until achieving full normalization of relations.
Khidir described the American travel advisory as “inaccurate”, saying it contradicts with the statements issued by senior U.S. officials and agencies praising Sudan’s efforts to combat terrorism.
President Omer al-Bashir’s recent decision to extend the unilateral ceasefire in Darfur region, South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, saying the military and security organs are capable of providing the maximum security and protection for the country’s visitors.