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New U.S. military attaché meets Sudan’s defence minister


Sudan's Defence Minister shakes hands with Lt Col Adam Matthew Cordish on 7 March 2018 (ST Photo)
March 7, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The newly appointed military attaché at the U.S. embassy in Khartoum Lieut. Col. Adam Matthew Cordish, Wednesday has presented his credentials to Defense Minister Awad Ibn Ouf.

Cordish would replace former U.S. defence attaché Lieut. Col. Jörn Pung whose term had ended last December.

During his reception of the new military attaché, the defence minister stressed Sudan’s keenness to promote ties with the U.S. to serve interests of the two peoples, describing relations between the two countries as important and strategic.

According to the Sudanese army spokesperson Ahmed Khalifa al-Shami, Ibn Ouf touched on some historical aspects of the military cooperation between the two countries which began in 1958.

He expressed hope the new military attaché would continue efforts of his predecessor to achieve the “desired goals”, vowing to provide every possible support to facilitate his task.

For his part, the new military attaché underscored the importance of relations between the two countries, pledging to exert every possible effort to promote ties between Washington and Khartoum.

He expressed readiness to pursue implementation of the five-track engagement plan between the two countries.

Last October President Donald Trump permanently cancelled the 20-year economic sanctions on Sudan opening the door for the normalization of bilateral relation and removal of remaining sanctions on the east African country particularly its removal from the list of countries sponsoring terrorism.

Washington is involved in a five-track engagement process with Sudan towards the full normalization of relations.

The five-track process includes the fight against terrorism, Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), Sudan’s role in the peace process in South Sudan, Sudan’s peace and the humanitarian situation in the South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

In March 2017, Sudan appointed a military attaché in Washington, several weeks after the arrival to Khartoum of the American military attaché.

U.S. State Department labelled Sudan a sponsor of terrorism on August 12, 1993. Sudan’s inclusion in the list of state sponsors of terrorism prevents military cooperation between the two countries.

However, the development of security cooperation between the two countries pushed them to move forward to upgrade bilateral relations despite the ban.


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  • 8 March 03:27, by Koryom2

    "New U.S. military attaché meets Sudan’s defence minister"
    Careful fellows, we are way well ahead that your evil corporate America, the UK, their evil juus, gulf Arab states & ethiopia would want to bring their terrorism to our Nile valley. And that is why the evils are cozying up with you cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan some of these days>>>

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    • 8 March 03:32, by Koryom2

      Fellows, watch this space. The US, the UK, their UN, their evil juus & their NGOs have taken our country & our people hostage. But the evils will some of these days see how much hatred we have towards to our enemies. The evil corporate America, the UK, their NGOs, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between have been spewing their outrageous propaganda machines that our country was created

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      • 8 March 03:34, by Koryom2

        with the US money & hence our country was to be evil corporate America over sea’s protectorate & our people were to be evil corporate America’s subjects. What do the evils really think they are to our country & our people?

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        • 8 March 06:13, by Khent


          Are you mentally ill? Your unhinged rants are getting stale and are causing me to have concern for your mental health. Seek help and avoid posting on the internet.

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        • 8 March 09:40, by Whortti Bor Manza

          Koryom Bastard,
          You are just a benighted Dinka tribesmen. You are intellectually and morally ignorant. I thought you might have been aware that your country South Sudan is on the process of joining the Arab league. Wait and see you moron.

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  • 8 March 05:48, by lino

    Ya Koryom2,
    Can all people of South Sudan send back the relief food and assistance they are getting every day for survival?!
    I am against American Government bad policies around the world, but when you shit in side your house, don’t expect others to come and clean it for free!!!

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  • 9 March 07:56, by Lenin Bull

    Excellent Koryom2. People who care and love South Sudan should begin to watch scheming and secret activities going on in Khartoum between the Arab Islamic terrorists and American CIA agents. Wake up South Sudanese from your slumber.

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