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International efforts to channel financial and technical support to Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s transitional administration will intensify when Berlin hosts a much-anticipated Sudan Partnership Conference on 25 June. Convened by Germany, Republic of Sudan, the United Nations and European Union, the conference follows initial talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on a staff-monitored programme, which would be a significant move towards reintegrating Khartoum into a donor-backed reform process.