Sudan Foreign Ministry: We are eager to resolve the crisis through a comprehensive national dialogue

Today, Sunday, the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirmed the will of the state to hold “free and fair” elections at the end of the transition period in the country, with the participation of the international community.

This took place during a meeting that brought together the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Abdullah Bashir, and the heads of diplomatic missions and regional and international organizations accredited in his country, at the headquarters of the ministry in the capital, Khartoum, according to the official. Press Agency.

The agency said Bashir provided them with an explanation of the latest political and economic developments in the country.

Since 25 October, Sudan has witnessed protests against the exceptional measures taken by the army chief, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, in in particular, the imposition of a state of emergency and the dissolution of the Sovereignty Councils and the Transitional Ministers.

Bashir stressed: “The will of the state to hold free and fair elections at the end of the transition period, with the participation of the international community”.

The transition period has begun in Sudan in August 2019 and is expected to end with elections in early 2024, during which power is shared by the army, civilian forces and armed movements that have signed an agreement of pace with the government in 2020.

Bashir underlined “the enthusiasm of the state leadership in reaching a solution to the current crisis by engaging in a national dialogue that includes all Sudanese parties “.

He continued: “The newly formed government is part of the country’s leadership efforts to resolve the crisis and we look forward to this step leading to the resumption of international support for the transition period.”

During the meeting, the Sudanese Foreign Ministry official said that Khartoum looks forward to cooperation and integration and to provide help and assistance from friendly countries in order to support the pace and stability.

On Thursday, Al-Burhan, who is also the head of the Transitional Sovereignty Council, issued a decision assigning 15 ministers to a new interim government.

Demonstrations continue almost every day in Khartoum and in other cities, rejecting Al-Burhan’s measures and calling for full civilian rule. And 73 people have been killed in the demonstrations since they began on October 25, according to the Sudan Medical Committee.

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