U.S. to exchange ambassadors with Sudan -State Department

WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - The United States plans to boost diplomatic relations with Sudan by exchanging ambassadors, the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement on Wednesday as Sudan's prime minister visited Washington.

Pompeo, in a statement, said the two nations would "initiate the process of exchanging ambassadors after a 23-year gap."

(Reporting by Susan Heavey and Tim Ahmann Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)