Sudan summons U.S. envoy over Trump travel ban

Sudan summons U.S. envoy over Trump travel ban
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  • calendar-gray 09 March 2017

Sudan Foreign Ministry on Thursday summoned the U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Khartoum to protest the travel ban, which restricts entry of Sudanese citizens, among six other countries, into the United States, APA reports quoting Xinhua.


Sudan's foreign ministry Under-Secretary Abdul-Ghani Al-Naeem expressed Sudan's dismay to Steven Koutsis, the U.S. diplomat, over the travel ban, said Sudan's Foreign Ministry in a statement.


Sudan is waiting for the removal of its name from the U.S. list of countries sponsoring terrorism, and is calling the United States for partnership in peace, security and development, it added.


The statement also said that Sudan would continue its cooperation as a partner in combating terrorism and achieving the regional and international peace and security.


Trump issued a new executive order on March 6 which maintained a 90-day ban on nationals of Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya, Iran and Somalia from entering the United States, effective from March 16.


Notably missing from the list is Iraq, which has been subject to a similar ban imposed in January.

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