German President Frank-Walter Steinemeier visited Sudan and promised to help it overcome its economic crisis because of U.S. and international sanctions.

“Germany is happy to see this revolution and the great political change in Sudan, so we urge the international community to help the Sudanese government in overcoming the economic hardship” Steinemeier told the media after meeting Thursday with the Sudanese Sovereign Council Abdul Fattah Alburhan.

“Germany is ready and to help Sudan economically and we are studying project’s in the industry fields, especially the electricity and water” he added.

The visit comes after more than 30 years

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