Egypt welcomes new political agreement in Sudan

Ahram Online , Sunday 21 Nov 2021

Egypt welcomed on Sunday the new political agreement signed in Khartoum earlier between Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and General Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan to end the month-old political crisis in the country.

Sudan s top general Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, center, and Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok hold documents during a ceremony to reinstate Hamdok, who was deposed in a coup last month, in Khartoum, Sudan, Sunday Nov. 21, 2021. AP

“Egypt praises the signing of the agreement as a part of the wisdom and responsibility to reach a consensus to make the transitional period successful in a way that serves the great Sudanese interests,” Egypt’s foreign ministry said, welcoming the political agreement between Al-Burhan and Hamdok.

The ministry expressed its hope that this agreement represents a step towards achieving sustainable stability in Sudan in a way that supports the development and welfare of Sudanese people.

Egypt is one of the first countries to welcome the new agreement.

Under the agreement, Hamdok's position as prime minister will be restored.

The 14-point political agreement stipulates strict adherence to the country's 2019 constitutional declaration pending its amendment based on a consensus of all the forces of the revolution, the freeing of all ministers and politicians arrested since 25 October; the formation of a non-partisan, technocratic cabinet; and the conducting of a transparent investigation into all crimes of killing since 25 October.

Burhan on 25 October declared a state of emergency, ousted the government and detained the civilian leadership.

The military takeover upended a two-year transition to civilian rule, drew international condemnation and punitive measures, and provoked large protests.

Egypt officially urged all Sudanese parties to exercise restraint and to prioritise national consensus, according to a statement released by the ministry on 25 October.

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