During his meeting Sunday with the Executive Director of the IMF First African Group, who is visiting the country these days, the Minister of Finance that the Sudan said that Sudan has met all the technical requirements that qualify for the exemption of external debt, referring to the international commitment following the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement on Sudan debt relief, calling for the exemption of Sudan and South Sudan debts according to the zero option
, which is supported by the African Union, prompting IMF to support the balance of payments to enable Sudan to continue the economic reform program.
October 31, 2017 (KHARTOUM) -- The governments of Sudan and South Sudan on Monday agreed to jointly work on convincing the international community into writing off their joint foreign debts and to extend the zero option
agreement that expires on October 2018.
If we stay on the 2017 zero option
time line Afghanistan will be another Iraq," said former CIA veteran Bruce Riedel, now an expert with the Brookings Institution.
According to him, the long debate over the last two years about whether there should be a zero option
in Afghanistan had led to improved morale for al-Qaida and others.
The longer we go without a signed BSA, the more likely a zero option
becomes and even if a BSA is signed, the smaller the mission will have to be, by necessity, in scale and ambition.
The failure of signing the security deal between Afghanistan and US could lead to a zero option
that means a complete pull out of US troops from Afghanistan.
Under the other, so-called zero option
, no American troops would remain.
But is the zero option
of razing the lot to the ground first to start from scratch again their only recourse to action?
We talk about the zero option
- that's not an option for the United States," said Dobbins.
A million workers may be on zero hours deals
Washington has turned on the pressure to get Kabul to conclude an agreement.
Residents of Fukushima, 240 km north of Tokyo, overwhelmingly backed the zero option
, with all but one of the 30 who were picked in a draw to speak backing a swift exit.