The United States has completed the removal of Sudan from the list of countries that support terrorism; the Ministry of Finance published the relevant document on Wednesday.
According to the US Treasury, the decision completes the procedure initiated by the State Department in December last year to lift restrictions on Sudan imposed in connection with the support of terrorism at the state level. The formal decision of the Ministry of Finance cancels restrictions on financial transactions with Sudan, as well as, among other things, allows the unhindered supply of agricultural products, medicines, and medical equipment. Formally, the document will enter into force on May 20 after its publication in the federal register. The United States added Sudan to the list of countries that support terrorism in 1993, which entails sanctions and restrictions on exports to this country. In October 2020, the previous US administration concluded that Sudan had not provided support to terrorists in the past six months, and received assurances from the Sudanese Government that it would not assist international terrorist activities in the future.