​​​​​​​Sudanese ambassador to Washington for first time in 23 years

The U.S. government has approved the nomination of Noureddine Sati as Sudan's ambassador to the US, making him Sudan's first ambassador to the United States in 23 years, the Sudanese Foreign Ministry announced Monday.

The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that it "has received the approval of the U.S. government to nominate Dr. Noureddine Sati as ambassador and commissioner of the Republic of Sudan to the United States."

The United States downgraded relations with Sudan to the rank of charge d'affaires 23 years ago.

Since 1993, Washington has placed Khartoum on its list of state sponsors of terrorism because of its "links to terrorist organizations," including al-Qaeda, whose former leader Osama bin Laden was based in Sudan from 1992 to 1996.

Since Omar al-Bashir's ouster in April 2019, the new authorities in Khartoum have been seeking to normalize relations with Washington and remove Sudan from the U.S. list of countries supporting terrorism that prevent the country from benefiting from any assistance from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.



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