After the meeting that brought together Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, president of the Transitional Sovereignty Council yesterday in Sudan, and his deputy, Muhammad Hamdan Daglo, the leader of the Central Council of the Forces for Freedom and Change, Yasser Arman, confirmed that yesterday’s meeting was positive and produced a new spirit between the two sides.
He said in a press conference held today, Sunday, that yesterday’s meeting between the army commander and the rapid support commander introduced a new model of serious work to consider citizens’ problems in the country.
He also added that it has provided new impetus for the transition process, saying, “We must not allow the remnants to stand in the way of this path.”
Quick Support issue
As for the question of the integration of the Rapid Support Forces led by Hamidti, he explained that it could be resolved through negotiation, especially since these forces have been forming over many years, asking to benefit from their energies, underlining that its members cannot be demobilized but rather integrated into the army, away from intimidation and incitement.
He also underlined that the framework agreement will go ahead, despite the obstacles that Islamist currents affiliated with the former regime are trying to put up. He stressed that it should not leave a chance for those he described as remnants to sabotage the transition period.
Furthermore, he indicated that the new prime minister must be a politician, considering that forming a technocratic government is not an option. He stressed the importance of “civil spirit and democratic civil action”, underlining that it is beneficial for all parts of the country.
These statements came after the Sovereignty Council announced yesterday in a statement that Al-Burhan and Daglo met in the capital, Khartoum, to discuss the progress of the political process and the need to move forward with the agreed deals.
It is interesting to note that the political parties of the country, last December 2022, reached a consensus formula, called the framework agreement, which provided for the transfer of power to civilians and the unification of the army, among other points.
However, there have been recent reports that “Hemedti” has some reservations, in particularly with regard to the issue of merging the Rapid Support Forces, although it has repeatedly denied this.
However, his previous statements about the dissolution of the previous civilian government led by Abdullah Hamdok in October 2021, which he considered a wrong step, suggested that there were some differences between the two men.
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