Sudan After Sanctions: Priorities for Regional and International Engagement
Ambassador Abdel-Ghani Al-Naeim, Undersecretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Sudan
Chair: Robin Gwynn, Government and Political Advisor, Lonrho Group; UK Special Representative for Sudan and South Sudan (2012-13)
On 12 October, the US government is permanently easing economic sanctions on Sudan, reflecting engagement on areas including working towards a cessation of hostilities, broadening humanitarian access and cooperating on counterterrorism. However, a further normalization in bilateral relations, and the country’s removal from the US list of countries accused of sponsoring terrorism, is dependent on continued progress by the Sudanese government, including on ending internal conflicts, human rights and religious freedoms. Sudan, a member of the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen, has taken a neutral position on the intra-Gulf dispute and sought to support mediation efforts. It also plays an important role in regional diplomacy in the Horn of Africa, particularly on South Sudan.
At this event, Undersecretary Abdel-Ghani Al-Naeim will discuss Sudan’s international relations including the impact of the lifting of US sanctions, the latest talks in the UK-Sudan strategic dialogue, Sudan’s position on the Gulf crisis and regional relations with South Sudan.
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