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Sudan Sovereign Council Refers Constitutional Declaration to Justice Ministry

Sudan Sovereign Council Refers Constitutional Declaration to Justice Ministry

Thursday, 3 October, 2019 - 08:45
Military and civilian members of Sudan's new ruling body, the Sovereign Council, are sworn in at the presidential palace in Khartoum, 21 August 2019. REUTERS

A joint meeting between Sudan’s Sovereign Council and the cabinet gave a final approval on the Constitutional Declaration during the transitional period. A copy was referred to the Ministry of Justice in order to be published in the official gazette.

Information Minister Faisal Mohammad Saleh said that the 78-articles declaration was approved by the Sovereign Council and the cabinet. Also, the council is anticipated to approve Nemat Abdullah as head of the judiciary and Taj El-Ser as deputy general.

Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper learned that the council and the Freedom and Change Forces (FFC) agreed verbally on the candidates for these two major posts.

Sovereign Council Member and spokesman Mohamed al-Faki told Asharq Al-Awsat on Wednesday that the council awaits the official candidacies for the two posts by FFC. Upon receiving the names, the assignments will be determined in a meeting on Thursday and announced in the media, Faki added.

Meanwhile, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok briefed the ministers on the outcome of his foreign tour in New York and Paris as well as its positive impact on the Sudanese people, and the international acceptance of Sudan in the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly.

Hamdok stressed the importance of the UNGA 74 meetings after this long time, adding that they were “successful” and had been praised by the world. A total of 55 meetings were held, mostly highlighting the lifting of Sudan from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism.

The visit to France was awesome, said Hamdok, noting that the French government expressed readiness to support Sudan and participate in resolving the challenges facing it.

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