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UN Seeks to End Tension between Ruling Partners in Sudan

UN Seeks to End Tension between Ruling Partners in Sudan

Tuesday, 28 September, 2021 - 08:30
Head of the UNITAMS Volker Perthes during his meeting with Mohammed al-Faki (SUNA)

Head of the UN Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) Volker Perthes held extensive meetings with senior Sudanese officials of the Transitional Sovereignty Council to overcome the current political crisis after last week's coup attempt.

Perthes urged partners to reduce escalation and focus on dialogue and cooperation.

The meeting discussed the repercussions of the crisis that led to tension between the various government components.

Perthes said he met with the Council Members Lieutenant-General Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, Mohammed al-Faki Suleiman, and Mohammed Hasan al-Taishi.

Perthes urged all sides to de-escalate rhetoric and to return to dialogue between all components of the transitional government.

"Partnership needs to be maintained, so gains aren't lost," he tweeted.

He stressed the need for cooperation to move forward towards political transition, peace, and democracy.

The UN supports a comprehensive dialogue between the partners of the transitional period to address their issues, reiterated the official.

Faki, a member of the ruling military-civilian council, asserted that: "We do not want any confrontation, and we seek a political solution that preserves the rights contained in the constitutional document and protects the country from military coups."

"We will not allow anyone to obstruct the civil democratic transition," asserted Faki.

In turn, Taishi said the meeting with Perthes addressed the political crises facing the transitional period, stressing "the need to adhere to the constitutional document and the political agreement that was agreed upon between the partners."

He added that establishing a partnership based on the foundations of a democratic transition with guarantees is among the basic principles.

Taishi asserted that all partners must adhere to these principles and seize the opportunity to get out of the political crisis because there is no choice but to ensure the success of the transitional period and the shift to a fully democratic system in the country.

Meanwhile, committee member, Salah Manna, accused unnamed foreign figures of supporting the coup attempt last week.

Manna said the "Islamic movement concealed its money and companies within the military establishment," and that "the committee will work to dismantle the security and intelligence apparatus affiliated with the remnants of the ousted regime," he noted.

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