The Prime Minister, D. Abdalla Hamdouk, met with the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on the sidelines of his participation in the Munich Security Conference, and discussed with him the bilateral relations between the two countries.
The two sides affirmed the importance of working together to enhance the bilateral relations.
Dr. Hamdouk expressed hope that the progress made in the settlement of the Cole question would help accelerate the process of removing the name of Sudan from the US list of countries sponsors of international terrorism.
The US Secretary of State has meanwhile asserted that the settlements of the Cole issue was an important step and would open wide areas in the relations skimming procedural or legal restrictions for progress in the relations between Sudan and the United States.
He affirmed the United States support to the important developments in the Sudanese political arena, expressing his hope that Sudan would surpass the current important period of its history and meet the aspirations of its people for a rational and sustainable democratic rule.