Sudan’s Foreign Ministry headquarters, Khartoum (SUNA Photo)
Khartoum (UNA-OIC) – The Sudanese Foreign Ministry has expressed reservation about the US State Department’s warning, issued on Thursday for American citizens to reconsider traveling to Sudan, on the grounds of possible kidnappings, armed robbery as well as home and car burglary.
In a statement released on Saturday, the ministry referred to the great change created by the glorious December revolution in Sudan, the atmosphere of political stability, the freedom of demonstrations, and the protection of the lives and rights of Sudanese citizens and foreigners alike. It also pointed out that the ongoing peace negotiations with the Sudanese armed struggle movements reinforce the trend for the achievement of stability throughout the country.
The statement affirmed the full and absolute cooperation of the Sudanese civilian government with the United States and the international community to fight all forms of terrorism in Sudan and the entire region.
The statement noted that the civilian transitional government devotes itself to implementing the principles of freedom, human rights, peaceful protests under the observation of the police forces, to protect peaceful protesters, prevent sabotage, and maintain public security.
The ministry called on Sudan’s partners to deliver on their commitment to supporting the transitional period, and not to discourage or disrupt the democratic transition in the country. It also urged them to bolster Sudan’s openness to the world through high-level strategic dialogue mechanisms for the interest of all parties, leading to the consolidation of international peace and security.
The foreign minister further called on its US counterpart, in light of the positive cooperation existing between the two countries and the American support for the civilian government, to stick to precision in warning its citizens to reconsider traveling to Sudan and to continue its role in pushing forward the high-level constructive bilateral dialogue for normalizing the US-Sudan relations and serving the higher interests of both countries.