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US official to visit Sudan soon for talks on bilateral ties

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February 14, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The Obama administration will dispatch an official to Khartoum soon for discussions on bilateral ties, a government source told Sudan Tribune.

The United States (US) official, who was not identified, is linked to the issue of debt relief and is scheduled to arrive within 10 days.

Yesterday, the US President sent to Congress his 2013 budget proposal which included debt cancellation for Sudan to the amount of $2.4 billion.

However, the final decision will be contingent on Sudan making progress on post secession talks with the South and resolving separate conflicts in Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan.

Khartoum will also have to satisfy congressional requirements on terrorism and human rights.

After losing the oil rich south, Khartoum is faced with the costs of servicing the country’s massive external debt which is estimated to be close to $38 billion. Discussions with Juba on splitting this burden are still in its early stages.

Sudan’s foreign minister told reporters in Paris last September that his government incurs $1 billion in debt servicing fees which threatens to push the economy into collapse.

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  • 15 February 2012 10:43, by backtoschool

    Dear President Obama, Basher must except ICC before you could leave the presidency.

    Bush had done many thing, you only killed Bin Laden and other thing but ICC should carry on with Sudanese president.

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    • 15 February 2012 19:25, by Marolditapei

      None of you guys is wise because you fail to understand the reason behind Hizbollah. The suggestion to change NCP into Hizbollah, was made when Palestinian leaders came to see Bashir after Salva visited Israel. It means NCP is becoming the Hizbollah of Sudan as we are perceived to another Israel. Be wise guys and don’t just answer without understanding what lies beneath the surface.

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    • 16 February 2012 08:35, by Equatoria dominated SPLM

      Dear Mr supper power don don please let them do what they like and afterward you will intervene.

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  • 15 February 2012 10:43, by wad balad

    The goverment of sudan has learnt its lesson the hardway in deal with the US. There isnt much to talk about expectially on bilateral ties until the US fulfils its old promises.

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    • 15 February 2012 10:46, by backtoschool

      waaaaaaaaaaa, so they knew what they are doing.
      thanks.

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      • 15 February 2012 19:26, by Marolditapei

        None of you guys is wise because you fail to understand the reason behind Hizbollah. The suggestion to change NCP into Hizbollah, was made when Palestinian leaders came to see Bashir after Salva visited Israel. It means NCP is becoming the Hizbollah of Sudan as we are perceived to another Israel. Be wise guys and don’t just answer without understanding what lies beneath the surface.

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  • 15 February 2012 10:50, by mohammed ali

    US is desperate to normalise ties with Sudan! All what is being said like human rights,Darfur,outstanding issues, BN & SK is just cosmotic.They are after their own interest, they know that Sudan has reserves of oil, gold & Uranium.They were hoping SPLA would be able to rule Sudan or at least to remain within Sudan & use it as a leverage to put pressure on Sudan.SPLA failed them miserably.They ..co

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    • 15 February 2012 11:10, by mohammed ali

      .couldn’t even rule themselves.US has to move very fast before the Chinese take everything.They didn’t build their biggest embassy in Africa in Khartoum for the sake our beautiful eyes;they built it for their long term interest.They are most welcome, but need actions not promises,they could keep their carrots & sticks for themselves!Morons are so romantic imagining that the US is in love with them

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      • 15 February 2012 19:26, by Marolditapei

        None of you guys is wise because you fail to understand the reason behind Hizbollah. The suggestion to change NCP into Hizbollah, was made when Palestinian leaders came to see Bashir after Salva visited Israel. It means NCP is becoming the Hizbollah of Sudan as we are perceived to another Israel. Be wise guys and don’t just answer without understanding what lies beneath the surface.

        repondre message

    • 15 February 2012 19:27, by Marolditapei

      None of you guys is wise because you fail to understand the reason behind Hizbollah. The suggestion to change NCP into Hizbollah, was made when Palestinian leaders came to see Bashir after Salva visited Israel. It means NCP is becoming the Hizbollah of Sudan as we are perceived to another Israel. Be wise guys and don’t just answer without understanding what lies beneath the surface.

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  • 15 February 2012 14:16, by Anynya One

    To Mohamed AL! and other fake but Arabs,
    this is to remind you that the Darfur people, South/North Kordufan, Blue Nile and Eastern Front will soon and obviously demand their rights from NCP. Self-Determination will pave the way creating secession from the North Sudan, or else take over Khartoum regime soon! What’s in you Arab boy???

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    • 15 February 2012 19:28, by Marolditapei

      None of you guys is wise because you fail to understand the reason behind Hizbollah. The suggestion to change NCP into Hizbollah, was made when Palestinian leaders came to see Bashir after Salva visited Israel. It means NCP is becoming the Hizbollah of Sudan as we are perceived to another Israel. Be wise guys and don’t just answer without understanding what lies beneath the surface.

      repondre message

  • 16 February 2012 03:06, by Elijah B. Elkan

    Mr. Ali, It’s so painful that Khartoum has been reduced to insignificant state. I feel sorry, but on the other hand I don’t. Bashir had killed millions, divided the country and he thinks he can get away with it. losing. The buffoons north Sudan are confused imbeciles. Khartoum must meet conditions of the peace, or 2.4 billions will stand. Bashir need to stop killing it’s citizens, or he will hang.

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    • 16 February 2012 06:29, by Marolditapei

      Elijab B Elkan,
      you are right brother. Thanks for great vision

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