After 28 agonizing years, the United States has announced that it has removed Sudan from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list, saying that it’s a new chapter in relations between the United States and Sudan.
In a press statement, the United States commended the Sudanese PM for the bold actions he has taken to help achieve the removal from the terror list.
The global superpower noted the economic difficulties that the country is going through and promised to work with bipartisan members of Congress to help it clear its arrears at the International Financial Institutions.
The North African country was designated as a state sponsor of terror in 1993 in part for its support of militant Palestinian organizations such as Hamas as well as for harboring al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
Sudanese policy analysts have welcomed the new development as it means new economic opportunities for the vast country.
The prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok took to twitter to announce the good news to the world.
Hamdok said the move would help reform the economy, create jobs and attract investments.
Economists say removing Sudan’s U.S. designation as a state sponsor of terrorism will allow the country to have access to international funds and investment including the International Monetary Fund, paving the way for Sudan’s economic growth.