Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour addresses a panel discussion on the impact of Washington's decision to end its 20-year-old trade embargo on Sudan in Khartoum on October 7, 2017, / AFP / ASHRAF SHAZLY
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Ghandour said he himself had been in touch with the governor of the country's central bank but has failed to secure funds to pay the diplomats.Ghandour said there was a feeling among some government officials that paying wages to diplomats and rent for diplomatic missions were not a priority."Some ambassadors and diplomats want to return to Khartoum now ... because of the difficulties faced by them and their families," he said.When asked by reporters for more details after his speech, Ghandour said the wages of diplomats and rents of missions amounted to about $30 million annually, while the ministry's total annual budget was about $69 million.
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