Addis Ababa October 10/2017 Ethiopia has welcomed the end of U.S. economic sanctions that were imposed on Sudan for the past 20 years, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
“It has long been apparent that these have caused unnecessary and considerable problems to the Sudanese people, limiting the country’s developmental progress” said the statement that the Ministry has sent to ENA.
The removal will be welcomed both in the Sudan and in the region as a step that will support and encourage further regional development, it added.
“Sudan is more than a neighbor; we have a great deal in common with our strategic relationship built on close people-to-people relations”, the Ministry said.
“We have no doubt our relationship will benefit greatly from this decision as will the regional stability and development to which we are both committed; improvements for the Sudan will certainly benefit us all in the region” the statement pointed out.
The Ministry said “Ethiopia will continue to promote cooperation in the region to overcome any challenges facing Sudan, to support and build upon the results already achieved by all sides”.