Al-Burhan: We wish to appoint a civilian prime minister

As calls continue to renew demonstrations in light of the continuation of the UN initiative, the head of the Sudanese Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, said today Tuesday that the transitional government is keen to complete the institutions of the transition period and appoint a civil prime minister.

The board said in a statement that Al-Burhan’s statements came during his meeting with the envoy of the President of South Sudan, Costello Garang Ring, who was briefed on the general political situation in the country.

The Sudanese envoy also pointed out that Khartoum “is in able to overcome current problems and challenges “.

Today, a member of the Council, Al-Hadi Idris, announced the formation of a committee led by Malik Agar (also a member of the sovereign) in order to communicate with all political components in order to reach full consensus .

Involving the African Union

In a statement last night, the Sovereign Council welcomed the UN initiative, calling for “the African Union to be involved in supporting the initiative and contributing to the success of Sudanese dialogue efforts, while ensuring its Sudanese society” .

He also touched on the demonstrations, underlining that “the demonstration is a right guaranteed to all, requiring a commitment to pace”, noting that the role of the police and security services is limited to supervising, protecting and guaranteeing the marches for the pace.

It is interesting to note that the past few days have witnessed several regional and international mediations in order to initiate a global dialogue in the country between all political components to reach a solution to the escalation of the crisis for more than two months.

Yesterday the United Nations special envoy, Volker Perthes, initiated talks or consultations, as he called them, to pave the way for a solution to the crisis. He has declared in a press conference that all “including political parties, armed movements, civil society, women’s associations, resistance committees and others were invited to participate in preliminary consultations”.

Before him, the envoy of the president of South Sudan and his security advisor, Tut Galwak, tried to open the door to dialogue between the parties.

growing crisis

He recalled that the country has fallen since last October 25 (2021) in a serious crisis after the armed forces dissolved the government and the former Sovereignty Council, which prompted many civil groups to demonstrate, demanding the non-participation of the military component in the government.

Despite Al-Burhan’s pledge to hold general elections in mid-2023, demonstrations continued to protest the deal. in which Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok agreed to return to his position on November 21, before returning and resigning in early January, noting that he tried to find consensus but failed.

But the calls for protest did not stop, insisting on the need to remove the military from power, even during the transition period.

Since October, these demonstrations have resulted in nearly 60 deaths, according to the Sudan Medical Committee.

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