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Lusaka, Thursday, October 26, 2017: COMESA has welcomed the lifting of economic sanctions against the government of Sudan by the United States of America on 6 October 20017.

Addressing delegates attending the 37th meeting of the COMESA Administration and Budget committee, Secretary General Sindiso Ngwenya said the move was not only good for Sudan but the region a whole.

“I would like to congratulate His Excellency President Omar Al Bashir for this development. It was not an easy road. It took quiet a lot of discussions over a long period of time,” he said. “We now expect that Sudan’s economy to get back on its feet.”

The Secretary General expressed optimism that Sudan will now be in a position to effectively implement its various developmental programmes and also meet its financial obligations.