Egypt welcomes lifting of US sanctions on Sudan

CAIRO – Egypt has welcomed a US decision to lift sanctions on Sudan despite Cairo's tense ties with Khartoum over a border dispute.


Egypt's endorsement of the US move came in a Saturday statement by its foreign ministry.


The Trump administration earlier this week lifted the decades-long sanctions, arguing that Sudan is making progress in areas of concern, including improving humanitarian access.


Sudan remains designated by Washington as a "state sponsor of terrorism."