US under secretary for political affairs visits Sudan

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The US Undersecretary for Political Affairs has arrived in Khartoum on Wednesday.

Upon his arrival he held talks with leaders of the transitional military council (TMC) and the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC), on the democratic transition in Sudan.

Hale encouraged both parties on full implementation of the agreements made on July 17, and August 4, to reach a civilian-led transitional government.

Sudan is in the US’ list of state sponsors of terrorism and Hale said it would remain in the list until ” longstanding issues” are solved.

“There’s a number things we’re looking forward to engaging with a civilian-led government,” he said.

Hale’s visit to Sudan comes at the end of a tour of the region which has also taken him to Somalia and Kenya. The State Department spokesman says his trip will advance America’s commitment to peace and security in the Horn of Africa and commercial interests in the region.

Source: trtworld