Khartoum (IINA) � Sudan and the United States will exchange visits of officials in the coming period, a matter that will contribute to the assessment of situations in Sudan prior to the complete lifting of the US sanctions imposed on the North African country since 1997.
Speaking to Sudan News Agency (SUNA), Sudanese State Minister at the Foreign Ministry Ambassador Kamal Ismail said lifting the sanctions will give Sudan the right of accession to the international organizations as the country will benefit from funding, development projects and others.
On the reaction of the international community concerning Sudan's hosting of the South Sudanese refugees and allowing the delivery of relief items to South Sudan, Ismail noted that Sudan has been working to maintain peace in the war-torn country directly or via the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).
"Sudan has hosted a big number of the southern refugees and provided them with all kinds of assistance," said the state minister. He added that Sudan donated 10,000 tons of sorghum to ease the impacts of famine in South Sudan, and opened a number of border crossings to facilitate the delivery of aid to the needy in that country.
The Sudanese official stated that regional and international aid agencies expressed their appreciation of Sudan's stance in this connection.
Source: International Islamic News Agency