Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir, the president of Sudan, listens to a speech during the opening of the 20th session of The New Partnership for Africa's Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Jan. 31, 2009.- CC via Wikimedia/DefenseImagery.mil
CAIRO – 23 April 2018: Sudan's Acting Finance Ministe Abdul Rahman Derar on Sunday called on the international community to totally lift the economic sanctions imposed on the country.
In a meeting with visiting Human Rights Independent Expert in Sudan Arstide Nononsi, the minister called for lifting his country from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list, as well as solving its debt problem and dealing with the sanctions' negative impacts, Sudan's official news agency reported.
Derar said sanctions have badly affected Sudan's vital sectors, including health, education, productive sectors, and infrastructure.
"The Sudanese people are still suffering from the negative impacts of the economic sanction in food, cloth and education, besides the high cost of the development foreign finance," he added.
"The government is exerting utmost efforts to improve the living conditions via implementation of the Economic Program as top priority," the minister said.