Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale met today with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. The Under Secretary congratulated Prime Minister Hamdok on leading Sudan’s civilian-led government and expressed unwavering U.S. support for Sudan’s democratic transition. The Under Secretary highlighted the goal of completing the formation of the transitional government by forming the Transitional Legislative Council. The Under Secretary and the Prime Minister discussed pathways to strengthening bilateral relations, as well as cooperative efforts that can accelerate progress in bringing definitive peace between the government and Sudan’s armed opposition groups. The Under Secretary asked for the Prime Minister’s support in realizing progress on the political roadmap for South Sudan.