Mnuchin Visits Sudan For Economic Crisis Talks, Aid
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the latest U.S. official to visit the North African nation that is restoring ties with Washington after decades as an outcast, arrived in Sudan for talks on the economy.
According to the state-run news agency SUNA, Mnuchin is expected to meet with the President of Sudan’s Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok during Wednesday’s visit.
Among the topics addressed would be economic assistance, SUNA quoted a foreign ministry official as saying before the visit. The U.S. rescinded Sudan’s nearly three-decade nomination as a state sponsor of terror in mid-December, opening the way for it to rejoin the global community and improve its battered economy after the 2019 ouster of long-time dictator Omar al-Bashir.
Mnuchin arrived from Egypt, where, according to a statement from the Egyptian presidency, he addressed the Palestinian issue with President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Tuesday and the megadam Ethiopia is building on a Nile River tributary.