The Sudanese Professionals Association announces its refusal to meet the UN envoy and accuses him of not condemning the “coup”
The Sudanese Professionals Association announced – in a statement today, Friday – its refusal to meet with UN Special Envoy Volker Peretz, accusing the UN mission in the country of failing to condemn the “coup”.
The assembly said in a statement, “The UNITAMS mission did not abide by its mission according to the mandate given to it by the UN Security Council to support and monitor the democratic transition… Rather, the mission and its head sought to support (the coup) and the shameful recognition of the coup authority and its leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.”
The statement also accused the UN mission of having worked to consolidate the political agreement signed between the Chairman of the Transitional Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, and Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok on November 21, 2021, considering it an “unfortunate alignment with the junta of generals, militia leaders and warlords.”
The Sudanese Professionals Association saw in the statement that the talks proposed by the United Nations are a deception that seeks equality between “the putschists who commit crimes”, and other components of the people that aspire to civilian rule.
The gathering of professionals confirmed that its position was explained in previous meetings with the UNITAMES mission, and that there is no need for additional meetings with the mission and its head.
The Sudanese Professionals Association received an invitation to meet with Mr. Volker Peretz, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and Head of the UNITAMS Mission in Sudan. This invitation came to reflect on the initiative.
The assembly had previously issued a statement in which it clarified its principled position rejecting the so-called dialogue initiative launched by Volcker, pic.twitter.com/oBNZU86O5x
– Sudanese Professionals Association (@AssociationSd) February 4, 2022
On the other hand, Al-Burhan stressed that power in the country will not be handed over except to those who come through elections or political consensus, during a speech he delivered yesterday, Wednesday, in front of army officers in El Fasher, North Darfur state.
“We want to hand over power to Sudanese citizens elected by the people to rule Sudan,” the Sudanese army chief added, pointing to the need to confront what he described as “misleading, fabrication and lying” campaigns on social media.