France’s Foreign Minister Pledges Support For ‘New Sudan’ | 9/16/2019 | Staff
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Sudan's prime minister Abdalla Hamdok shakes hands with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian during their meeting in Khartoum, Sudan September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah.

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – France’s foreign minister announced 60 million euros in aid for Sudan’s transitional authorities during a visit to Khartoum on Monday, while offering to help Sudan rebuild relations with international lenders and tackle its foreign debt.

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“We are in a new Sudan, a Sudan which is at a key moment in its history, and France is at the side of this new Sudan,” Jean-Yves Le Drian told reporters, paying tribute to peaceful protests that led to the ouster of former President Omar al-Bashir in April.

Le Drian spoke alongside his Sudanese counterpart Asmaa Abdallah, who was named in a government sworn in last week following a power-sharing deal between the military and civilian groups.

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Talks on Monday focused on the new Sudanese government’s priorities, Le Drian said, including the top priority of fixing an economic...
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