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Sudan parliament calls for ’direct dialogue’ with US Congress

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March 6, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The deputy speaker of the Sudanese national assembly Hagu Gism al-Sid said the parliament will seek to establish "direct dialogue" with the United States Congress in an attempt to correct its distorted image of Sudan.

A view of the US Capitol building at sunset from Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington February 5, 2012 (Reuters)

In statements carried by state media, al-Sid said that his country will make a request in this regard to the US chargé d’affaires in Khartoum in order to determine the status of relations between the two legislative bodies.

The Sudanese lawmaker went on to say that they want to get acquainted with the "hostile" stances of the US Congress and try to reform their perceptions of the country.

Al-Sid noted that US Congressmen who visit Sudan meet with officials in all agencies of the government except the Sudanese parliament.

The remarks come a day after the Sudanese minister of international cooperation Ishraqa Said Mahmud threatened that her government would expel the US embassy staff if Washington insists on propagating claims of famine in the country’s war-hit regions of South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

She also accused the US of trying to sabotage the Sudanese economic conference that is to be held in Turkey this month by trying to include the issue of the humanitarian situation the two border states as part of the agenda.

The Sudanese deputy speaker echoed the position claiming that the US is also pressing other countries not to participate in the conference.

Last week, US Deputy Chief of Mission Dennis Hankins was quoted as saying that Washington has not made a decision on its level of attendance at the summit which will discuss relief of Sudan’s external debts and providing economic assistance to help Khartoum cope with the loss of oil revenues as a result of the south’s secession, which took place last July.

(ST)

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  • 7 March 2012 14:56, by Observer

    Yesterday they were threatening to kick out the US Embassy. Today they want to have dialogue and are going to ask the US Embassy in Khartoum to arrange this.

    • 8 March 2012 03:53, by zulu

      You bet bro,

      If it were South Sudanese flipflopping like this, they would be considered drunk. But these guys must be too insane and need psychiatric evaluation.

  • 7 March 2012 15:10, by aguach arab

    Look at such a shameless request.Khartoum should show a sign of change first before they ask to be sought as potraying good image.it is so ironic 4 a devils to be change from Blacks to Whites by others instead they do so on their own.

  • 7 March 2012 21:31, by Longa

    When I say Khartoum is desperate,I mean it.Sudan is now like an abandoned child. Even the people of the Middle East are not happy of Sudan.Sudan has been lying about South Sudan to people there.Sudan used to get money from Arabs there because of South Sudan. Now,leaders in Sudan are proved to be liars by the Middle East.Sudan is having little support from Middle East now.Sanctions are bitting deep



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