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Vol 41 No 13

Published 23rd June 2000


Sudan

He smiles and smiles

'We must have a calculated move to remove the sanctions'. This, Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail told the Sudanese newspaper El Rai el Aam on 8 June, was what he and Sudan's United Nations mission decided at the UN General Assembly last September. 'Mr. Smile' also said that removing the sanctions had been his main concern since he became Foreign Minister, in February 1998, when Hassan el Turabi's National Islamic Front deputy, Ali Osman Mohamed Taha, became Vice-President. The task was entrusted to UN Ambassador El Fatih Erwa.

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