Khartoum – US affirmed its willingness to remove Sudan’s name from terrorism list, saying that the second phase of the dialogue includes expanding cooperation in the fight
against terrorism, enhancing the protection of human rights and improving the access of humanitarian aid to all parts of the country.
According to statement issued by the US embassy here Tuesday, the second phase of the dialogue between the two countries includes the cessation of internal hostilities to create an environment conducive to progress in the peace process, taking steps to address some of the terrorism-related allegations, and complying with Security Council resolutions on North Korea.
Washington reiterated its commitment to participate positively with Sudan and achieve common goals based on mutual understanding and respect, noting that the second phase has the ability to make the relationship between the two countries more productive than it has been in the past 30 years.
The statement referred to Sudan's stated commitment to strengthening its institutional capacity to combat terrorist financing, money laundering and terrorist financing, which is a priority for the United States, adding that the opportunity for dialogue between the two countries will provide cooperation and achieve improvements in a number of key areas of common concern, adding, “ Sudan has achieved progress in addressing the six main areas of common interest identified by the framework of the second phase, "noting that the government's efforts to combat terrorist financing will help to demonstrate that Sudan increases its ability to manage financial risks and develop regulatory and supervisory frameworks that meet the international criteria, saying, "We appreciate those efforts to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism during this critical period,", welcoming the Sudanese government's protection of human rights, including the press and religious freedoms.