Today, Saturday, the United States renewed its appeal to leaders and officials in Sudan to hold a comprehensive dialogue on democratic transition.
Molly V, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Anthony Blinken, announced in a statement to have met in Sudan civilian leaders and members of the Sovereign Council, to clarify US policy.
I’ve had productive calls this week with Sudanese civilian leaders and members of the Sovereign Council. To each, I have sent the United States policy views on the way forward in Sudan: (1/2)
– Bureau of African business (@AsstSecStateAF) January 8, 2022
He also indicated that he stressed that the United States will not expand bilateral relations between the two countries without the security forces ceasing the use of force against protesters and holding those involved accountable, as he said.
In turn, the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, yesterday invited dialogue between the Sudanese, underlining the commitment of the international organization to support the transition period up to the elections. He also stressed the need to speed up the formation of a civilian government.
Interestingly, since the resignation of Prime Minister Abd Hamdok on January 3, international appeals have continued to accelerate the formation of a civilian government as soon as possible, paving the way for elections to be held in the country, as set out in the 2019 constitutional document.
The protests also continue, rejecting the agreement signed by Hamdok with the commander of the Armed Forces, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, last November 21 (2021), demonstrating the partnership with the military component in the temporary management of the country until the elections of the next year .
From last October 25, day in to which the army imposed exceptional measures and dissolved the previous government led by Hamdok himself, resulted in the death of almost 60 demonstrators, according to the announcement by the Sudanese Medical Committee, a civil committee that contributed widely to the civil movement that began in December before Years for the removal of former regime president Omar al-Bashir.
Until now, a part of the civil committees of the country, in Particularly in Khartoum, he still refuses to involve the military component in the government, and his calls are to join the demonstrations, despite the repeated evidence that the armed forces play no role in governance after the elections.
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