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Sudanese Parties Agree on Measures for Transitional Period

Sudanese Parties Agree on Measures for Transitional Period

Tuesday, 31 March, 2020 - 07:15
Sudanese protesters shout slogans and wave flags during a rally honoring fallen protesters at the Green Square in Khartoum, Sudan. (Reuters file photo)
Khartoum - Mohammed Amin Yassin

Sudanese parties drafting the constitutional document reached an agreement on the course of the transitional period, after several meetings were held between military officials of the Transitional Sovereign Council, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, and prominent leaders of the forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change (FDFC).

The discussions were frank and honest on a number of important issues in the country, a source familiar with the matter told Asharq Al-Awsat.

The source revealed that civil and military officials strongly agreed on establishing foreign relations for the interests of the country and structuring the military institutions so that they can carry out their duties in full in preserving the country's sovereignty.

The agreement restricted the parties to specific timetables for the implementation of a number of key issues, notably the peace process, the formation of the Transitional Legislative Council and the appointment of state governors from assigned civilians, according to the source.

These issues will ultimately lead to a final peace agreement with the armed factions.

The parties extensively discussed the work of the committee to dismantle the regime of ousted president Omar al-Bashir, according to the source, who pointed out that all parties agreed to provide all possible means for the committee to take the necessary decisions, given that this is one of the most important goals of the Sudanese people's revolution.

The source, who preferred to remain anonymous, revealed that the military and civil components in the institutions of the transitional authority agreed on the need to expedite granting greater powers to the public prosecution and activating its role in bringing figures of the previous regime to trial.

The agreement stipulated the activation of the economic crisis management committee to find solutions to the current crisis in the country, and accelerate the formation of the agreed transitional commissions.

Bashir and dozens of leaders of the Islamic Movement are facing charges of undermining the democratic system, planning a 1989 coup, financial corruption, terrorism and killing protesters during last year’s popular uprising.

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