Sunday, November 28

International and Arab welcome to the Burhan and Hamdok agreement to end the political crisis in Sudan

Today, Sunday, the United Nations, the East African Development Authority (IGAD) and Arab countries welcomed the signing of the political agreement between the commander of the Sudanese army, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, and the head of the transitional government, Abdullah Hamdok, with the aim of ending the crisis in the country.

The United Nations Integrated Mission to Support the Transitional Phase in Sudan (UNITAMS) said that it welcomes the initial announcement made today between Al-Burhan and Hamdok to reach a consensus on resolving the constitutional and political crisis that was threatening the stability of the country.

She added – in a statement – that the political transition partners will need to urgently address outstanding issues to complete the transition in a comprehensive manner, while respecting human rights and the rule of law.

She called on all parties to the political process to join the voices of youth to meet the demands of the people, preserve the meaningful participation of women and advance their hard-earned rights and their role in democratic transformation.

It regretted the loss of many Sudanese lives in the past weeks, and called for transparent and accountable investigations to ensure justice for the lives of the victims, expressing its hope that all detainees since October 25 will be released immediately as a first gesture to implement the agreement.

Al-Burhan and Hamdok signed a political agreement today, Sunday, that includes the release of all political detainees, and the restoration of Hamdok to his position.

The agreement provided for work to build a unified army, and for the Sovereignty Council to be the supervisor of the transitional period, without direct interference in the executive work.

In turn, the East African Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) said that “the Authority’s Secretary-General, Warqneh Gebiho, welcomes the army’s approval today to return Prime Minister Hamdok, restore civilian rule, and release detained political leaders.”

IGAD is a sub-regional African governmental body, established in 1996, and headquartered in Djibouti, and includes: Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Somalia, Djibouti, and Eritrea.

In a statement, Gebeho expressed his hope that the agreement would lead to the formation of an inclusive government, and the authority’s readiness to work with the new government in implementing the agreement.

Arabic welcome

In the Arab world, Egypt welcomed the signing of the political agreement between Al-Burhan and Hamdok, praising what it called the wisdom and responsibility that the Sudanese parties showed in reaching consensus on the success of the transitional period in a manner that serves Sudan’s supreme interests.

“Egypt expresses its hope that the agreement will represent a step towards achieving sustainable stability in Sudan, opening up prospects for development and prosperity for the brotherly Sudanese people,” the spokesman for the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Ahmed Hafez, said in a statement.

For its part, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia welcomed the agreement reached by the parties to the transitional phase in Sudan on the tasks of the next phase, restoring the transitional institutions, arriving at the elections on time, forming a government of competencies to push the transitional process forward, and contributing to achieving the aspirations of the Sudanese people.

In a statement, the Saudi Foreign Ministry affirmed the stability and continuity of the Kingdom’s position in support of everything that would achieve peace and maintain security, stability and development in the Republic of Sudan.

The Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, also welcomed the political declaration that was signed in Khartoum, stressing that it is the result of huge and continuous Sudanese efforts – with Arab and international support – made over the past weeks to get out of the crisis that the country witnessed, and to make the transitional period a success, leading to the holding of elections. In conclusion.

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