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Saudi Arabia and UAE welcomed the Sudan exclusion from the US State Sponsor of Terror list

The official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) declared on Monday that Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs related that the Kingdom welcomed the declaration of the US administration concerning the removal of Sudan from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. The United Arab Emirates also welcomed this step.

According to SPA: The Kingdom has long looked forward to this step, and has worked to support Sudan towards that end. It also added: This step is considered an important milestone in Sudan’s history, and an important factor in supporting its stability and economic recovery for the prosperity of their people, and in reclaiming its vital role in the Arab world and the region and internationally.

Furthermore, Saudi Arabia stated that it appreciates the efforts led by US President Donald Trump that conducted to this achievement. It also said: We call upon our allies and friends, financial and international institutions to respond to Sudan’s urgent needs and to begin the process of forgiving their loans.

The Kingdom also related its affirmation that it would keep providing all possible means of support to ensure Sudan’s security and development, and to achieve prosperity for its people.

On its part, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation also applauded Sudan on its removal from the US State Sponsor of Terror list, according to the official Emirates News Agency (WAM). The UAE declared that this step is poised to end years of political and economic isolation endured by the country.

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation also stated that such a step would contribute to reinforcing Sudan’s security, stability, and prosperity in a way that will help realize its people’s aspirations for development and welfare.

Otherwise, the US officially removed on Monday Sudan from its State Sponsor of Terror list, according to the US Embassy in Khartoum that is published on Facebook: The congressional notification period of 45 days has lapsed and the Secretary of State has signed a notification stating rescission of Sudan’s State Sponsor of Terrorism designation is effective as of today (December 14), to be published in the Federal Register.

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