Thousands of protesters took to the streets of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, today, Thursday, to express their refusal to the participation of the military in the government of the country. The Advisor to the President of South Sudan for Security Affairs, Tut Galwak, arrived in Khartoum today, Thursday, to take stock of the developments in the political situation in the country, following the resignation of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok.
The visit aims to discuss how to reach a “framework agreement” with the President of the Transitional Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan and the Vice President of the Sovereign Council, Lieutenant General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, following Hamdok’s sudden resignation at the beginning this week, according to the Sudanese news agency.
The agency also added that Tut stressed the importance of Sudan’s stability and security, and quoted him saying that during the visit, which will last for several days, he will be on the road to implementing the Juba agreement for the pace of Sudan.
Hamdok resigned at dawn on January 3, warning of the danger of the country falling into the abyss.
This resignation came after months of protests in Sudan since 25 October, including criticisms and manifestations of rejection of the exceptional measures imposed at the time by the armed forces, according to which the government and the Sovereign Council have been dissolved, and also of the rejection of the agreement signed between Al-Burhan and Hamdok on November 21.
These protests resulted in the deaths of around 57 civilians, the Sudanese Medical Committee recently announced.
The European Union and the United States have urged Sudanese leaders to respect freedom of expression in the country, to protect civilians and their right to peaceful assembly, warning that the international community would not recognize a prime minister or a unilateral government, in reference to his appointment by the military component.
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