The Obama administration has done far too much to encourage the brutal men of the Khartoum regime to believe that they may yet succeed in obtaining debt relief without ending their immensely destructive and costly war-making, and without facilitating humanitarian access to all who are in need.
There are too many signs that the Obama administration is willing to assist the regime’s génocidaires in dealing with its massive US$48 billion in external debt, a debt accrued mainly under the current regime and a reflection of gross economic mismanagement and the relentlessly profligate military expenditures, including sophisticated weapons acquisitions.
Eric Reeves, 15 April 2015
Finance Minister Heads to Washington
Sudan Vision: Issue#: 3521, Issue Date: 16 April, 2015 (Khartoum)
The Minister of Finance and National Economy Badr-Eldin Mahmoud Abbas left for the US capital, Washington yesterday with a high-level delegation to participate in the spring meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
The meetings will run from April 17 to 20 to discuss the economic performance of the member countries in the group of Briton Woods. On the sidelines of the meetings, a number of talks and workshops in the field of financial and economic work will be held.
Members of the delegation comprise of the Governor of the Central Bank of Sudan Abdurahman Hassan Abdulrahman, Dr. Sabir Mohamed Hassan, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance Mustafa Yousif Holi, along with the technical delegation from the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Sudan.
The Minister of Finance, who is heading the delegation, will meet the ministers of finance of other countries who have economic relations with Sudan. In addition to that, the Minister is to hold meetings to discuss the external debt with the heavily indebted countries, American Ministry Treasury Department and the American Assets Office, Japan, Norway, France, Italy and Austria in the context of Sudan’s endeavour to benefit from the initiative of the heavily indebted countries. Abbas is accompanied by a technical delegation from the committee of Sudan’s external debts, under the chairmanship of Dr. Sabir Mohamed Hassan. The Minister will meet also mangers in the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.