Al-Burhan: Sudan's armed forces not to interfere in transitional phase
The head of the Transitional Sovereignty Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan says that the armed forces belong to the state and everyone should participate in managing.
The head of the Sudanese Transitional Sovereignty Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan said on Sunday that the army will not "interfere in the transitional phase" in the country.
Al-Burhan stressed during a speech marking the launch of the final phase of the political process in Sudan that, "the military establishment will not have any role in the transformation or democratic transition in Sudan," wishing for "the formation of a real civilian government that expresses the wishes of the Sudanese people."
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He explained that, "the armed forces are part of the state's forces that everyone must participate in managing," noting that, "the armed forces will be subject to the orders of the transitional authority that will result from the elections sooner or later."
This comes after the "tripartite mechanism" consisting of the United Nations, the African Union and the IGAD organization announced, earlier today, the launch of the final phase of the political process in Sudan.
The trilateral mechanism said in a statement that this process aims to reach a "final and fair" agreement.
A few days ago, the civil forces, signatories to the "framework agreement" in Sudan, announced that January 9 will be the start date for the final phase of the political process in the capital, Khartoum.
Earlier in November, the Freedom and Change Forces announced that they had reached a framework agreement with the military component in the country [Al-Burhan administration] regarding a document for a two-year transitional period.
The final agreement includes 5 issues: justice and transitional justice, security and military reform, review and evaluation of the peace agreement, the dismantling of the June 30, 1989 regime, and the issue of eastern Sudan.
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The agreement between the Sudanese parties aims to resolve a prolonged crisis since October 25, 2021, when the head of the Transitional Sovereignty Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, imposed exceptional measures, including the dissolution of the Sovereignty Council and the Transitional Ministers, the arrest of ministers and politicians, the declaration of a state of emergency, and the dismissal of governors (governors).
Commander of the Sudanese Army, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, seized power on October 25, 2021, and overthrew the civilian government that took over the reins of power following the toppling of the former president, Omar Al-Bashir, in 2019.