ADVERTISEMENT

Sudan appoints its first US ambassador in decades

Sudan’s foreign ministry has announced the appointment of Veteran diplomat Noureldin Sati as the country’s ambassador to the US.

Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok

The state news agency Suna quoted Sudan’s foreign ministry as saying "the approval comes as part of normalising the US and Sudanese diplomatic relations after being at the level of chargé d'affaires for over two decades."

ADVERTISEMENT

The relationship between Khartoum and Washington had suffered a strain during Omar al-Bashir’s thirty years in power.

In 1996, the US closed its embassy in Khartoum. The country at the time accused Sudan of sponsoring terrorism.

It was however reopened in 2002.

The strained relationship between the US and Sudan improved after Omar al-Bashir’s was ousted in April 2019.

Both countries have for almost 24 years appointed only chargés d’affaires at their embassies in Washington and Khartoum.

The two countries decided to exchange ambassadors after Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok visited Washington last December.

Mr Sati served as Sudan's ambassador to France in the 1990s. He later worked with the UN peacekeeping missions in Congo and Rwanda.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Why do guys still masturbate when they have girlfriends?

Why do guys still masturbate when they have girlfriends?

Tinubu explains his source of wealth, denies taking money from Lagos coffers

Tinubu explains his source of wealth, denies taking money from Lagos coffers

ICPC arrests, detains D'banj for alleged embezzlement

ICPC arrests, detains D'banj for alleged embezzlement

How can breasts be naturally firm and round?

How can breasts be naturally firm and round?

How to get your crush without shooting your shot

How to get your crush without shooting your shot

Labour Party’s women leader assassinated in Kaduna State

Labour Party’s women leader assassinated in Kaduna State

Sanwo-Olu impregnated my mother in 1994 - Delta man claims he's gov's son

Sanwo-Olu impregnated my mother in 1994 - Delta man claims he's gov's son

#RIPTwitter trends as users predict app's downfall after mass resignation

#RIPTwitter trends as users predict app's downfall after mass resignation

Qatar 2022: Bad news for Senegal as African champions suffer  World Cup blow

Qatar 2022: Bad news for Senegal as African champions suffer World Cup blow

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT