U.S to support Sudan on its economic recovery
Zubairu Mohammed Abuja
The United States has reiterated its readiness to continue collaboration with Sudan so as to revive its economic potentials and other areas of human concern.
The US Chief Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Mrs Samantha Power stated this during her official visit to Sudan. Mrs Power while hailing Sudan’s transitional process also noted that the country needs urgent economic and humanitarian assistance.
“Sudan is battling with inflation, high prices that is very difficult, and above all we in the United States we want to find a way to partner with you to reinvigorate the economy to attract foreign investment to this country,” Power said.
Sudan has been going through a political and economic transition since the ouster of the former president Omar al-Bashir in April 2019. USAID says Western countries are ready to support the Sudanese civilian-backed transitional government after decades of authoritarian rule.
Power explains that the purpose of her visit is to assess Sudan’s economic development needs and the ongoing humanitarian needs to attract foreign investors. Fighting broke out in 2003 when black African rebels, complaining of discrimination, took up arms against Bashir’s Arab-dominated regime.
The UN says the years-long conflict killed 300,000 people and displaced 2.5 million. Her visit is the latest by a Senior US official to Sudan which is pushing to end decades-long isolation under Bashir.
In December last year, Washington removed Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism, and later also vowed to clear the country’s arrears with the World Bank.