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Sudans Working Group: A Private Discussion with His Excellency Professor Ibrahim Ahmed Omer, Speaker of Parliament of the Republic of the Sudan

Photo of the Sudans Working Group meeting

On January 13, 2017, the Obama Administration announced it would, for a 6-month provisional period, ease financial sanctions against the government of Sudan. On February 28, 2017, the Wilson Center Africa Program convened a meeting of the Sudans Working Group that focused on new developments in U.S.-Sudan relations, as well as developments in the country’s peace process and issues of inclusivity, counterterrorism, and stability. The meeting featured a private discussion with His Excellency Professor Ibrahim Ahmed Omer, Speaker of Parliament of the Republic of the Sudan, and was moderated by Ambassador Alan Goulty, co-chair of the Wilson Center Africa Program’s Sudans Working Group. H.E. Omer; Mr. Mohamed Mustafa Eldaw, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee; Ms. Afaf Abdel Rahman, and Mr. Mohamed Hakim, Members of the Foreign Relations Committee; and representatives from the Sudanese Embassy in Washington, including Ambassador Maowia Osman Khalid, met with policymakers, practitioners, and other experts.

Through the Sudans Working Group, the Africa Program provides a platform for engaging U.S., African, and international policymakers and stakeholders in inclusive and forward-leaning dialogue aimed at advancing the prospects for peace, security, and development between and within the Sudans. The Sudans Working Group is co-chaired by Ambassador Goulty and Ambassador Nureldin Satti.