British Foreign Secretary affirms support to transitional period
The visiting British Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab has affirmed his country’s strong support to the Transitional Period in Sudan, describing the signing of peace agreement, revocation of Sudan’s name from the terrorist list and woman participation in power as the major achievements of the transitional government.
The British official affirmed in the joint press conference which held, Thursday, at Khartoum airport, in the conclusion of his visit to the country, his government’s commitment to make a success the transitional period and help realization of democracy and stability in Sudan.
He also, affirmed his country’s readiness to participate in international alliance to support debt relief, to pave the way for Sudan to obtain financing on concessional terms, announcing the revival of the renewed strategic dialogue with Sudan, where the British side is represented by the United Kingdom's Minister for Africa, James Dodridge.
He pointed out that he signed today with the Acting Minister of Finance and Economic Planning , Dr .Heba Mohammed Ali a memorandum of understanding according to which Britain will extend 40 million sterling pounds to support the Family Support Program in the country, adding that the United kingdom is ready to provide 330 –million sterling pounds phased loan to settle the arrears owed to the African Development Bank.
He appreciated Sudan for hosting the Ethiopian refugees fleeing the armed struggle in Tigray, which represents another positive progress happened in Sudan made by the government of Dr .Hamdouk.