Sudan bans imports of Danish products

Published February 26th, 2008 - 04:44 GMT

The Sudanese Trade Ministry has announced a national boycott of Danish products for reprinting the cartoons that depict Prophet Muhammad. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir ordered the boycott on Monday, which became effective immediately. Sudan's State Minister for Foreign Trade, al-Samih Siddik, said customs authorities have ordered importers not to purchase any Danish products.


According to the AP, local media reports said the action would affect about 60 Danish imported items available in Sudan, largely dairy products. Various Sudanese groups and organizations have called for a massive demonstration in Khartoum on Wednesday.


Denmark's Jyllands-Posten newspaper, which published the cartoons, issued an apology late on Monday in a statement to Arab countries sent to the Jordanian news agency, Petra.


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