KHARTOUM Sudan (Xinhua) --
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Wednesday
issued a decision appointing First Vice-President Bakri Hassan
Saleh as Prime Minister.
According to the
decision, Saleh would hold both posts of First Vice-President
and Prime Minister.
Assistant Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid, speaking to reporters following
a meeting of the leadership office of the ruling National
Congress Party (NCP) Wednesday, said that al-Bashir, who chaired
the meeting, decided to select Saleh as first vice-president and
Saleh had served
ministerial and political posts, including chief of Sudan’s
national security service, presidential adviser for security
affairs, minister of interior, minister of defence and minister
of presidency before becoming the first-vice-president in
national dialogue conference, which concluded in October last
year, recommended introduction of a post of prime minister,
where the Sudanese parliament endorsed last December some
constitutional amendments including the new post.
On Tuesday, the
committee entrusted with implementation of outcomes of the
national dialogue met with al-Bashir and officially approved the
post of prime minister to go for the ruling NCP.