Steinmeier’s visit to Khartoum boosts Sudan bid against isolation

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok (right) receives German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier ahead of their joint press conference in Khartoum on February 27, 2020. -PHOTO | ASHRAF SHAZLY | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Mr Steinmeier became the first German President to visit Khartoum since 1985, and is the highest ranking global leader to visit Sudan since the ouster of Omar al-Bashir last April.
  • His public support for Sudan’s bid to attract investors, by getting off the sanctions list, could help.
  • President Steinmeier acknowledged challenges facing Sudan and Germany but said that there is encouragement for the next steps.

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