He added that the decision comes in line with Egypt's solidarity with Sudan and efforts it has always exerted, including its frequent calls for lifting the sanctions in addition to contacts it held with the USA side in that regard.
Sudan's improved relationship with the West is becoming more concrete.
Omar al-Bashir, who took power in a military coup in 1989, faces genocide charges at the global criminal court relating to extensive human rights abuses perpetrated by Sudanese forces against civilians in Darfur, the western region gripped by bloodshed since 2003, when rebels took up arms against the government, accusing it of discrimination and neglect.
The Sudanese foreign ministry said it was looking forward to building "a normal relation with the United States, but wants its name to be removed from the list of state sponsors of terrorism as there is no reason to have Sudan in that list".
Sudan's president, Omar al-Bashir, is known to have once hosted slain al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, and is himself wanted by the International Criminal Court over war crimes charges.
Other sanctions, including some also related to the Darfur conflict, will remain in place.
Sudan has also agreed not to seek arms deals with North Korea.
The US resolution stipulated the abolition of Executive Orders No. 13067 of October 16, 1997 under President Bill Clinton and Resolution 13412 of October 17, 2006 under President George W. Bush, under which economic sanctions were imposed on Sudan.
Central bank governor Hazem Abdel Kader said removing sanctions would allow Sudan's banking system to "reintegrate into the global economy", and Agriculture Minister Abdul Latif Ajimi said it would bring exchange rate stability that would boost agricultural development, according to state news agency SUNA.
Sanctions on Sudan were temporarily eased under the presidency of Barack Obama. Being on this list means there are restrictions on aid that can be delivered to the country, as well as a total ban on weapons sales.
The United Nations says 300,000 people have died in the conflict and 2.7 million have fled their homes. The sanctions were later reinforced due to the civil conflict in the Darfur area.
The U.S. official who disclosed the decision spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of a formal announcement on Friday.