JEDDAH (RAHNUMA): The UAE and Bahrain both welcomed on Tuesday the US removing Sudan from a list of state sponsors of terrorism.
Donald Trump said a day earlier he would remove Sudan from the list after the country agreed to pay compensation to US victims of terror attacks.
The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said it supported all efforts to remove Sudan from the list.
The ministry added it that it supported everything that “contributes to strengthening Sudan’s security, stability and prosperity.”
The Bahraini foreign ministry also said it welcomed the decision, calling it a positive step.
Sudan’s central bank said on Tuesday it had transferred $335 million in compensation to the US.
Sudan is ruled by a transitional government installed after the downfall of President Omar Al-Bashir last year.
The removal from the terror list will allow Sudan to access international loans and aid to revive its economy.