Sudan denies entry visas to U.S. officials

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In a retaliatory move, Sudan has denied entry visas to United States officials.

Sudan Minister of Foreign Affairs Kamal Ismail
Sudan Minister of Foreign Affairs Kamal Ismail

Sudan State Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Kamal Ismail told reporters on May 1 that Khartoum’s embassy in Washington denied the visa applications after Washington refused visas to senior Sudanese officials, including the ministers of interior, education and the state minister for health.

Last week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Benjamin Moeling, the acting chargé d’affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, to convey Sudan’s protests against the delay and denial of visas to Sudanese officials to enter the United States to attend United Nations, World Bank and other international forums meetings.

Ismail, warned that Sudan would reciprocate when U.S. officials applied for visas to enter Sudan.

“Sudan will treat U.S. the same way if Sudanese officials are further denied visas or their applications delayed,” Ismail said.

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