Sudan to close 17 diplomatic missions

KHARTOUM: Sudanese President Omar al Bashir has announced closure of 13 diplomatic missions and four consular missions abroad due to a financial crisis.
Al Bashir issued a decree to restructure Sudan’s external representation and directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to close select diplomatic and consular missions abroad, Xinhua news agency reported citing the official Sudan News Agency. The decree also directed to have a one-man ambassador in seven diplomatic missions. — IANS