Sudan Government Welcomes US Travel Ban Lift

The Sudanese government welcomed the US lifting of travel ban on its nationals.

Sudan’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Monday saying it welcomed the decision while at the same time stressing Khartoum’s keenness to normalize the relations with Washington.

We in the Foreign Ministry welcome the US president’s decision to remove Sudan from the list of countries affected by the travel ban,” the statement was quoted in part.

The statement emphasized that the ban reprieve by came after long discussions between the two countries. The statement further described the decision as a positive step towards the full normalisation of relations between the two countries.

US President Donald Trump on Sunday removed Sudan from a renewed travel ban list affecting six Muslim-majority countries. The Trump administration had issued a travel ban against the citizens of six Muslim countries of Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Somalia, and Sudan.

The new list now included three more countries; namely North Korea, Venezuela and Chad.

However, Sudan remains on the US blacklist of countries sponsoring international terrorism.

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