U.S. Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
October 22, 2020
The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke by phone today with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. Secretary Pompeo and Prime Minister Hamdok welcomed President Trump’s commitment to move forward with rescission of Sudan’s State Sponsor of Terrorism designation, a monumental step forward in the bilateral relationship. The Secretary and the Prime Minister agreed on the importance of rapid passage of legal peace legislation by Congress. Secretary Pompeo applauded Prime Minister Hamdok’s efforts-to-date to improve Sudan’s relationship with Israel and expressed hope that they would continue, and underscored continuing U.S. support for Sudan’s ongoing democratic transition.