UN Security Council condemns attempted coup in Sudan

MENA , Thursday 23 Sep 2021

The council members affirmed their readiness to support Sudan during the transitional period, and reaffirmed their strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national unity of Sudan

UN Security Council

The United Nations Security Council has condemned in the strongest terms Tuesday's attempt to disrupt Sudan's transitional period by force, according to media reports.

In a statement, the members of the Security Council reiterated their full support to Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok in his endeavors to see Sudan passing successfully through the transitional period, while achieving the hopes and aspirations of the Sudanese people for an inclusive, peaceful, stable, democratic and prosperous future.

The council members urged all players to engage constructively with the national initiative known as "The National Crisis and Issues of the Transition -- The Way Forward," and further encouraged Sudan's civilian and military actors to remain committed and continue working in the spirit of cooperation and collaboration to achieve the goal of Sudan's inclusive transition as outlined in the Constitutional Document and the Juba Peace Agreement, said the statement.

The council members expressed their solidarity with the people of Sudan and affirmed their readiness to support Sudan during the transitional period, and reaffirmed their strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national unity of Sudan, it said.

Also, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the attempted coup on Tuesday.

"Any effort to undermine Sudan's political transition will jeopardize the hard-earned progress made on the political and economic fronts. The secretary-general called on all parties to remain committed to the transition and the realization of the aspirations of the Sudanese people for an inclusive, peaceful, stable, and democratic future," Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman for Guterres said in a statement. 

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