KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Lawyers from the Pentagon’s legal office will meet with families of Sudanese Guantanamo detainees to discuss how they might be released, a Sudanese foreign ministry official said Friday.
The U.S. delegation arrived in the Sudanese capital on Thursday as the diplomatic detente between Khartoum and the new administration in Washington is showing further signs of a thaw. U.S. Senator John Kerry and U.S. Special Envoy Scott Gration have both visited Sudan this month.
“They are here to collect information for their (the prisoners’) civil defense to facilitate their release,” said Mohammed Omar, who heads the consulates and expatriates section at the foreign ministry.