US News Macron is favorable to the cancellation of the debt of Sudan towards France

00:30  18 may  2021
00:30  18 may  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Le président français Emmanuel Macron entouré du président du conseil de souverain soudanais, le général Abdel Fattah al-Burhan (G) et du Premier ministre soudanais Abdallah Hamdok (D), à Paris, le 17 mai 2021. © AFP - Sarah Meyssonnier The French President Emmanuel Macron surrounded by the President of the Sovereign Sovereign Council, General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan (G) and Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok (D), Paris, May 17, 2021.

at the International Sudanese Transition Support Conference on Monday, May 17 in Paris, Emmanuel Macron was favorable to cancellation From the debt of Sudan to France to help the African country continue its democratic transition and get out of the economic crisis.

"The Conference of Today is a success," said Emmanuel Macron at the end of a press conference held jointly with the President of the Council of Sovereignty of the Republic of Sudan and his Prime Minister.

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In order to engage Khartoum in the support program of the highly indebted poor countries of the IMF and the World Bank, there were two prerequisites: the clearance of debts passed with the great institutions, which is now done thanks in particular. In a $ 1.5 billion relay loan granted by France and thanks to the efforts of several partners such as the United States and Great Britain.

Other condition: The implementation of economic reforms in Sudan. Among the measures already engaged by the transitional authorities, the merger of exchange rates or the creation of a fund support for families. "Energetic political action", estimated Macron.

The French President wishes to go further and was favorable to the "pure and simple" annulment of the debt of Sudan with France, an amount of about $ 5 billion (4.1 billion euros ) "The Sudanese people will not forget" this gesture of France, which will "pave the way for all other creditors in Sudan," said Sudanese President Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan.

The Sudanese authorities have on their side insisted their economic ambitions: more transparency, the fight against corruption, more social justice ... The Sudanese authorities wish to create opportunities for youth and the reconstruction of the state. And for that, Khartoum hopes to welcome many private investors and international companies.

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