‘Our relations with our brotherly and friendly countries will be based on the basic pillar of taking into account the interests of Sudan’ [Al Jazeera]

Asmaa Abdalla has barely been Sudan‘s foreign minister for 24 hours, but she already has no qualms about her top priority: removing the country from the United States‘ list of state sponsors of “terrorism”.

In an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera on Sunday, shortly after being sworn in as part of Sudan’s new cabinet, Abdalla said that while the “challenges were many”, extracting the country from the list would lead to a desperately needed economic revival in the post-Omar al-Bashir era.

“This will be undertaken through direct communication with the US administration,” Abdalla said, adding that the issue has already

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