Sudan’s transition deal is ‘pivotal step’ for establishing governance structure principles, Egypt says

Ahram Online , AP , AFP , Monday 5 Dec 2022

Egypt has voiced its full support for the initial political framework deal that Sudan’s military and political parties signed on Monday, praising it as an “important and pivotal step to lay the principles for the structure of governance in Sudan.”

The headquarters of the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo (Photo: Reuters)


The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that Egypt is ready “to cooperate with the various Sudanese parties to build on the deal until a final agreement is reached.”

The ministry stressed that a final agreement in this regard would fulfill the aspirations of the Sudanese people and enhance Sudan’s role in supporting peace and stability in the region and Africa.

Egypt also calls for the international community to provide all elements of support to the sisterly state of Sudan in a way that enables the country to pass its transitional period successfully and achieve the interests of all spectrums of the Sudanese people, the ministry added.

“Egypt expresses its sincere hopes for the deal to mark the beginning of a new phase of stability and prosperity for the Sudanese people in light of the historical ties linking the two brotherly countries and the joint destiny of the two peoples of the Nile Valley,” the ministry added.

On Monday, head of the Transitional Sovereignty Council Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan and his deputy Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo signed the deal with the country's largest pro-democracy group, Forces of Freedom and Change, at the Khartoum Republican Palace.

The deal aims to set up a transitional civilian authority for two years until elections are held and to end a political impasse in the country that has lasted since the October 2021 military takeover.

According to the draft, the deal envisions that Sudan's military will step back from politics. The agreement also stipulates that the "revolutionary forces" that signed the deal will decide upon a new prime minister to oversee a two-year transition that begins after a premier is appointed.

The deal was praised by the United States and a number of Gulf countries.

According to Freedom and Change, the deal was negotiated in the presence of officials from the United Nations, Western diplomats as well as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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