Public Diplomacy Section

Public Diplomacy Section

The Public Diplomacy Section of the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum comprises three American officers and nine Sudanese employees. The section is organized around audiences, strategic content, and resource management for measurable policy results.

The principal mission of the Public Diplomacy Section is to promote understanding of U.S. society, values, and foreign policy. To accomplish this mission, public diplomacy personnel engage in outreach to a wide variety of groups and institutions such as all levels of schools, cultural associations, relevant government agencies, other diplomatic missions, non-governmental organizations, and the media. We conduct academic and professional exchanges, cultural activities, and media engagements.

In addition to our academic exchanges such as Fulbright, Humphrey, and Study of the U.S. Institutes, PDS administers an International Visitors Leadership Program, which offers to Sudanese leaders in various fields two- and three-week U.S. study-tours where they engage with American counterparts. PDS organizes programs on various themes, on occasion featuring visiting speakers from the United States. The section distributes books and other informational materials to local contacts and institutions, supports English-language training, and encourages students to seek higher education in the United States. It monitors the local press, distributing a daily Sudan Morning News to readers in Sudan and overseas. Finally, PDS responds to special requests for information about the United States and relevant policy issues. To this end, on August 1, 2022, the U.S. Embassy reopened its American Center, where the public may find a range of services at no cost, such as Internet and computer/printer availability, and an extensive book and reference collection on topics relevant to the United States. The Center is open from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., by appointment (email KhartoumAmericanCenterDL@state.gov) for activities and to conduct research on the United States.

Contact Information:

Tel: (249) 187 022 000
Tel: (249) 187 022 109

Operating Hours:

The Public Diplomacy Section is open Sunday to Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.