By Our Reporter
The United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Wednesday August 26th, 2020 met with the Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdock and during the meeting they discussed several matters ranging from political and economic stability in the country to international relations.
According to his spokesperson Morgan Ortagus Secretary Pompeo met with Sudanese Prime Minister Hamdok today in Khartoum.
Secretary Pompeo and Prime Minister Hamdok discussed continued U.S. support for the civilian-led transitional government and noted that rescission of Sudan’s State Sponsor of Terrorism designation remains a critical bilateral priority for both countries.
The Secretary and Prime Minister also discussed positive developments in the Sudan-Israel relationship.
The Secretary urged Prime Minister Hamdok to continue prioritizing the protection of Darfuri civilians and other marginalized groups and hold those responsible for human rights abuses and violations accountable.
The Secretary and Prime Minister agreed that achieving mutually beneficial agreement among Sudan, Ethiopia, and Egypt on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is crucial to regional stability.
This however comes amidst increasing tension between civilians and the military in Sudan whereby civilians are demanding the military to relinquish power such that they can elect a new president, something the army is not willing to do.