USIP: Ghandour's Visit to Washington is Important Moment in the History of Relations
19 Sept 2017 - Director of Africa Programs at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Susan Stigant said that the visit of Foreign Minister, Ibrahim Ghandour to the United
States comes at an important moment in the history of relations between the two countries after their positive association, where the institute hosted Ghandour on Saturday in a discussion session on Sudan.
Advisor of the head of the institute for African Affairs, Jonnie Carson said that Sudan has been of interest to the USIP for more than a decade, for looking forward to achieve peace and stability in it, adding, "the presence of Minister Ghandour in Washington is an excellent opportunity to answer some of the American questions and concerns,"
Ghandour gave a detailed explanation to the Sudanese-American relations, stressing the importance of Sudan's role in its regional level, adding,” lifting of the sanctions means more positive link between the Sudan and the United States to reach the common goals and interests in the region," expressing the negative effects of sanctions on various sectors in the country, which was reflected on the people significantly.
Ghandour stressed the government's interest in human rights issues, pointing out the absence of political arrests or violations of human rights, reiterating the country's enjoyment of religious freedoms and respect for international conventions, expressing his hope for normal relations with the United States and promoting common interests, calling on organizations and research centers to adopt positive positions to lift sanctions on the country, stressing that the government and the people are looking to end those sanctions to stop suffering and move forward towards peace, stability and development.