10:02 GMT21 September 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok and US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo discussed on Tuesday bilateral relations and procedures to exclude Khartoum from the US’ list of State Sponsors of Terrorism (SSTL).

    Pompeo arrived in Khartoum earlier on Tuesday as part of his Middle East tour. The travel began on Sunday and will last through Friday. It follows the US-sponsored peace deal concluded by the United Arab Emirates and Israel.

    Mr Hamdok took to Twitter to reveal the details of the talks. 

    Sudan was placed on the SSTL back in 1993.​

    The current political transition underway in Sudan represents an opportunity for the Sudanese people that occurs only once per generation, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said via Twitter on Tuesday as he arrived in the Sudanese capital.

    ​Pompeo arrived in Khartoum on the first official "nonstop" flight from Israel to Sudan. After talks with the Sudanese officials, including Hamdok, Sovereign Transitional Council head Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Acting Foreign Minister Omar Qamar al-Din, the top US diplomat is due to visit Bahrain and the UAE.

    Bahrain and Sudan are seen as the most likely nations from the region to follow Abu Dhabi and conclude peace agreements with Israel.

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    State Sponsors of Terrorism list, Mike Pompeo, United States, Sudan
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