US welcomes Sudan deal as 'important step forward'

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The United States on Saturday welcomed an agreement reached by Sudan's Transitional Military Council, TMC, and the Forces of Freedom and Change, FFC, to establish a transitional government in the country.

"The agreement between the Forces for Freedom and Change and the Transitional Military Council to establish a sovereign council is an important step forward," the State Department said in a statement.

It added that special envoy for Sudan Donald Booth will return to the region soon.

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