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US foreign policy

White House dispatching special envoy to Sudan to reaffirm US support

Biden is expected to welcome Hamdok at the White House in the “near future,” according to Friday’s statement.

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US President Joe Biden is dispatching his envoy to the Horn of Africa to reaffirm Washington’s support for Sudan, the White House announced Friday.

National Security Advisor Sullivan informed Sudanese PM Abdalla Hamdok during a phone call in which the US official voiced the Biden administration’s commitment to support the civilian-led transition to democracy in Sudan.

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Sullivan “highlighted that US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman will travel to Sudan next week to reaffirm US support for the civilian-led transition and discuss regional security challenges,” a statement from the White House read.

The pair also discussed the importance of the transitional government making “continued progress to stabilize the economy, reform the security sector under civilian leadership, advance Sudan’s peace process, and ensure justice and accountability for past abuses.”

Biden is expected to welcome Hamdok at the White House in the “near future,” according to Friday’s statement.

A senior US official said Feltman was not scheduled to visit any other countries during his trip.

“For now, we’re not expecting him to travel anywhere beyond Sudan. Although, you know, depending on conversations he has on the ground there, that that may determine if he’s going to make any additional stops in the region,” the official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said in response to a question from Al Arabiya English.

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