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Sudan military and Opposition will form transitional authorities | Coastweek

KHARTOUM Sudan (Xinhua) -- Huge crowds are seen in the streets to celebrate the deal reached between Sudan's Transitional Military Council and the opposition Freedom and Change Alliance in Khartoum. Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the opposition Freedom and Change Alliance have reached a deal on establishing transitional authorities to jointly govern the country, an African Union (AU) envoy said early Friday. XINHUA PHOTOS - MOHAMED KHIDIR

 

Sudan military council and opposition have
agreed to form new transitional authorities

KHARTOUM Sudan (Xinhua) -- Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the opposition Freedom and Change Alliance have reached a deal on establishing transitional authorities to jointly govern the country, an African Union (AU) envoy said early Friday.

"The two parties agreed on a sovereignty council by rotation and a civilian government of independent national competence," AU mediator Mohamed Hacen Lebatt told a press conference in Khartoum after the two-day talks.

He said the two sides also agreed to postpone the establishment of a legislative council.

TMC’s Deputy Chairman Mohamed Hamdan Daqlu pledged that the deal would be comprehensive and all-inclusive and hoped that it would be satisfactory to all parties.

For his part, Omer Al-Digair, a leading member of the opposition Freedom and Change Alliance, said this agreement paved the way for the formation of a transitional government which would work for political, economic and social reforms in the African country.

Sudan has been plagued by nationwide unrest since former President Omar al-Bashir was ousted by the military in April.

The coalition of opposition and protest groups have been in talks with the military over who would run the country.

Under the mediation of AU and Ethiopia, the conflicting parties agreed to sit down to negotiate a solution to the country’s political crisis.
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Sudan military council urges national unity to achieve stability, renaissance

KHARTOUM Sudan (Xinhua) -- Deputy Chairman of Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) Mohamed Hamdan Daqlu on Saturday urged the Sudanese political forces and people to unite to achieve the country’s stability and renaissance.

"A new phase in Sudan’s history has begun," said Daqlu when addressing a popular rally in the east of the capital Khartoum.

He highlighted people’s livelihood as the priority in the coming phase.

"The priority is ... people’s livelihood: their treatment, their education, their health and the infrastructure of schools, roads and others," Daqlu said.

On Friday, the TMC and the opposition Freedom and Change Alliance reached a deal on establishing transitional authorities to jointly govern the country.

The deal was reached after a two-day negotiation between the two sides in Khartoum through the mediation of the African Union and Ethiopia.
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Sudan military council vows commitment to deal reached with opposition

KHARTOUM Sudan (Xinhua) -- Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) on Saturday pledged to implement an agreement reached on Friday with the opposition Freedom and Change Alliance to establish transitional authorities.

"We believe there is no loser in the agreement ... The military council promises to protect what has been agreed on and ensure its implementation," said Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, chairman of TMC, in a speech broadcast by Sudan TV.

The agreement would help achieve stability and develop projects, fight corruption and establish the state laws, he added.

On Friday, the TMC and the opposition Freedom and Change Alliance reached a deal on establishing transitional authorities to jointly govern the country.

The deal was reached after a two-day negotiation between the two sides in the capital Khartoum through the mediation of the African Union and Ethiopia.
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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni meeting with Sudan Transitional
Military Council leader Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Abdelrahman

KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni met here Friday with a leader of Sudan’s Transitional Military Council and the two discussed the situation in Sudan.

A State House statement issued in Kampala said Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Abdelrahman told Museveni that the situation back home is normalizing following an agreement reached between the Military Council and other groups in Khartoum.

"I had a good briefing from His Excellency. I am very happy now the Military Council has agreed with the groups," Museveni was quoted as saying.

"I encourage the Sudanese to agree because this type of agitation is very dangerous.

"It scares away business and it scares away investors," Museveni said.

Abdelrahman, for his part, said the meeting with Museveni comes at a critical time, describing Museveni as a wise man with a lot of experience to share with neighboring countries and Africa as a whole.

"We wish that the visit will have a very positive reflection on the way forward for Sudan internally, regionally and externally," he said.

Abdelrahman assured Museveni that Sudan is going to be accommodative to everybody and will restore its former glory, the State House statement said.
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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
commend agreement reached by Sudanese parties

UNITED NATIONS New York (Xinhua) -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is "encouraged" by an agreement reached by the Transitional Military Council of Sudan and the opposition, a UN spokesman said Friday.

Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for Guterres, said that the UN chief congratulated the African Union (AU) and Ethiopia for their role in mediating the Sudanese-led talks and commended the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development for its support to the process.

Sudan’s Transitional Military Council and the opposition Freedom and Change Alliance have reached a deal on establishing transitional authorities to jointly govern the country.

The secretary-general encouraged all stakeholders to ensure the timely, inclusive, and transparent implementation of the agreement and resolve any outstanding issues through dialogue, said Haq.

Guterres also welcomed the parties’ commitment to conducting an independent investigation into the violence perpetrated against peaceful protesters, including the events on June 3, Haq added.

Sudan has been plagued by nationwide unrest since former President Omar al-Bashir was ousted by the military in April.

The coalition of opposition and protest groups have been in talks with the military over who would run the country.

Under the mediation of AU and Ethiopia, the conflicting parties agreed to sit down to negotiate a solution to the country’s political crisis.
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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed commends latest peace accord in Sudan

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia (Xinhua) -- Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Friday commended Sudanese parties for reaching an agreement towards peace and stability in the country.

Ahmed’s congratulatory statement came shortly after Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the opposition Freedom and Change Alliance reached a deal on establishing transitional authorities to jointly govern the country.

"Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sends his congratulations to the people of Sudan and to the Transitional Military Council and the Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change in arriving at an agreement that will forge peace and stability in the Sudan," a statement issued by the Ethiopian PM’s Office read.

Ahmed also reiterated the Ethiopian government’s continued support to Ethiopia’s western neighboring nation.

"The government of Ethiopia wishes a prosperous and peaceful new chapter for Sudan," Ahmed added.

Sudan has been plagued by nationwide unrest since former President Omar al-Bashir was ousted by the military in April.

The coalition of opposition and protest groups have been in talks with the military over who would run the country.

Under the mediation of AU and Ethiopia, the conflicting parties agreed to sit down to negotiate a solution to the country’s political crisis.
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Africa Union chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat
commends deal reached by Sudanese parties

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia (Xinhua) -- The chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on Friday hailed an agreement reached by Sudanese parties toward a peaceful Sudan.

Sudan’s Transitional Military Council and the opposition Freedom and Change Alliance agreed to establish transitional authorities to jointly govern the country.

Faki commended the people of Sudan on the occasion of the "important breakthrough" and recognized their commitment to the peaceful expression of their legitimate aspirations for a peaceful and democratic Sudan, an AU envoy said early Friday.

Sudan has been plagued by nationwide unrest since former President Omar al-Bashir was ousted by the military in April.

The coalition of opposition and protest groups have been in talks with the military over who would run the country.

Under the mediation of the AU and Ethiopia, the parties agreed to sit down to negotiate a solution to the country’s political crisis.

In a statement on Friday, Faki congratulated his special envoy, Mohamed el Hacen Lebatt, and the special envoy of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Mahmoud Dirir, and their teams, for their exemplary and patient mediation efforts.

He also appreciated the support and collaboration of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development and the neighboring countries of Sudan for the achievement.

The chairperson has also praised the international community for their support to a Sudanese-led process and the African mediation process that led to the positive outcome for the country, the region and the African continent.

Faki urged the national parties to maintain the spirit of compromise and responsibility for the national interests of Sudan.

He also reiterated the steadfast and continued commitment of the AU to accompany the Sudanese people in their effort toward a democratic Sudan, the statement said.
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East African bloc commends Sudanese stakeholders for agreement

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia (Xinhua) -- The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Mahboub Maalim, on Friday welcomed the agreement reached by the Transitional Military Council of Sudan and the opposition.

Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the opposition Freedom and Change Alliance have reached a deal on establishing transitional authorities to jointly govern the country, according to the African Union (AU).

"The two parties agreed on a sovereignty council by rotation and a civilian government of independent national competence," AU mediator Mohamed Hacen Lebatt told a press conference early Friday in Khartoum after the two-day talks.

Maalim congratulated the Sudanese people and the Transitional Military Council of Sudan for having reached the agreement through a process of dialogue.

Sudan has been plagued by nationwide unrest since former President Omar al-Bashir was ousted by the military in April.

The coalition of opposition and protest groups have been in talks with the military over who would run the country.

And under the mediation of AU and Ethiopia, the conflicting parties agreed to sit down to negotiate a solution to the country’s political crisis.

"I would like to take the earliest opportunity to send my congratulations to all stakeholders in the Sudan for the power sharing agreement they reached," the IGAD Executive Secretary said.

He called on the parties to immediately implement the spirit and letter of the agreement.

The Executive Secretary further congratulated the Prime Minister of Ethiopia and the AU on the successful mediation that led to today’s positive outcome.

"The Intergovernmental Authority on Development stands with the people of Sudan and will continue to do everything within its means to ensure the agreement is fully implemented within the agreed upon timeline," he said.

Sudan military and Opposition will form transitional authorities | Coastweek

KHARTOUM Sudan (Xinhua) -- Released prisoners of a Sudanese rebel movement are seen on a bus in Khartoum, Sudan, on July 4, 2019. Sudanese authorities on Thursday released 235 prisoners of a rebel movement in Darfur region who have been held for more than three years. XINHUA PHOTOS - MOHAMED KHIDIR

             

 

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