French Ambassador in Khartoum says commitments are followed made by the donors at Paris Conference

Emmanuel Platman, French Ambassador to Khartoum, stressed that the Hamdok government is facing great challenges and are working to support it.

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Ambassador of the French Republic, Emmanuel Platman, made a statement about the results of the Paris Conference and how the donor countries’ commitments will be fulfilled in order to support Sudan in solving its political, economic and social problems in the democratic transition process.

At the Paris Conference held on May 17-18, France announced that it would provide a bridge loan of $1.5 billion to Sudan to pay off its debts to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and announced its full support for the cancellation of its debts. European financial support to Sudan will be subsidized from the beginning of July, Platman told Sudan-based Al-Tayyar. Platman added that he expects these subsidies to bring a real breakthrough in Sudan’s economic situation.

French Ambassador Platman also referred to his country’s efforts to attract foreign investors to Sudan. He also reiterated his promise to support the transitional government so that it can meet the demands of the people. In this context, Platman also drew attention to the ongoing contacts between the parties with Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok and Finance Minister Jibril İbrahim to reach international calls to overcome the economic problems in Sudan, and spoke as follows: “The Hamdok government is facing great challenges right now, but it is a revolutionary government and it will meet the wishes of the people and that is our hope as France”.

The Paris Conference, led by France, Sudan, to support the political, economic and social challenges of the transition process, was held on May 17-18, 2021. In the Paris Conference attended by African, Arab and European leaders as well as officials from establishments such as the United Nations, African Union, World Bank, and the IMF, investment opportunities in Sudan were introduced so that Sudan could pay its foreign debt which amounts to $60 billion.

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