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Hamdok, Al-Burhan sign a political agreement in the presidential palace

Hamdok, Al-Burhan sign a political agreement in the presidential palace

A signing ceremony of a political agreement between Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, the commander of the army, and the leader of the Sovereign Council, Lieutenant-General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, took place on Sunday at the presidential palace in Khartoum, Sudan’s capital.

This followed after the parameters of the agreement were read out loud, which included the release of all political detainees, the beginning of a discussion between all political groups to organize the constitutional conference, and the cancellation of the army chief’s order to relieve the prime minister. It also called for the completion of all transitional government institutions as soon as possible.

Sudanese state television broadcast a video of preparations for the agreement’s signing ceremony, which showed a hall packed with political and media representatives.

Earlier on Sunday, several opposition voices sprang up, condemning any accord reached with the country’s military. The Central Council of the Forces of Freedom and Change reiterated its stance of refusing to talk with the military and forming cooperation with it.

According to a source close to the ousted prime minister, the political agreement achieved is based on the parameters of the declaration or constitutional text signed in 2019 between the country’s civil and military components.

After signing, Hamdok stated that he agreed to the pact to end the violence.

The draught accord called for the release of all political detainees, the creation of a united national army, and the reorganization of the committee to depose Bashir, as well as an evaluation of the committee’s performance.

It also emphasized the importance of beginning a discussion among all political groups to convene the constitutional convention and hasten the completion of the transitional government institutions.

It also required the Juba Peace Agreement’s execution and fulfillment of its obligations, as well as the timely transfer of power to a civilian administration.

International and regional calls have continued to bring the country back to the democratic path, and the partnership between the military and civilian components, who have run governance in the country since 2019, since the army announced the imposition of a state of emergency and the dissolution of the government and the former sovereign council on October 25th, 2021.

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