Sudan bans imports of Danish products

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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