US diplomat, Sudan’s PM Hamdok discuss bilateral relations on margins of UNGA 74th
September 25th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator, Mark Green has met with Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly currently being held in New York City.
At the meeting, the US official congratulated the Sudanese Prime Minister, Abdullah Hamdok on his first official trip to the United States, as his country’s first civilian Head of State in 30 years of authoritarian leadership.
Pooja Jhunjhunwala, the US State Department spokesman, said the newly appointed Sudanese Prime Minister, Hamdok, had been assured that the United States is ready to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Sudanese people in their quest for a brighter future and democracy.
“The Administrator assured Dr. Hamdok that the United States remains committed to stand alongside the people of Sudan during this time of enormous opportunity, as they work to achieve their dreams of an open, inclusive, and democratic society.”
For the past 30 years under the authoritarian leadership of former Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, Sudan and the United States have been at diplomatic odds over accusations of terrorist activities in Khartoum.