UAE WELCOMES LIFTING OF PARTIAL U.S. SANCTIONS ON SUDAN

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates' (UAE) Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi congratulated Sudan Saturday on the lifting of some economic sanctions, imposed by the United States, Emirati state news agency WAM reported.

Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, made the remarks in a telephone call with Sudanese President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir.

Sheikh Mohamed said such "positive step" was in appreciation of Khartoum's role in "many regional issues," while Al-Bashir thanked Sheikh Mohamed for his fraternal feelings towards Sudan and its people.

As one of his last foreign policy actions, outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama lifted Friday some sanctions against Sudan in an executive order citing recent "positive actions" by the government of the African country.

Back in March 2015, Sudan joined the Saudi-led coalition which launched a military campaign against Iran-backed Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen. The campaign has been going on until today and the UAE is part of the coalition, too.

During the call, Sheikh Mohamed and Al-Bashir also discussed ways to enhance ties between the two fraternal countries.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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