Al-Burhan says success of Sudan's transitional period depends on completion of authority structures

Source: Xinhua| 2021-10-25 03:51:20|Editor: huaxia
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KHARTOUM, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Chairman of Sudan's Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan on Sunday said success of the transitional period in the country depends on completion of the transitional authority's structures.

Al-Burhan made the remarks while meeting with U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman, the sovereign council said in a statement.

He reiterated keenness to work with the political forces to overcome all barriers and challenges to get the country out of its current political crisis, it noted.

Al-Burhan renewed commitment of the armed forces to protecting the transitional period and working according to the constitutional document and the Juba Agreement for Peace in Sudan towards free and fair elections and full democratic civilian transition, according to the statement.

Feltman, for his part, commended the ongoing efforts aimed to make the transitional period a success and keenness to protect the revolution, the change and the democratic transition, said the statement.

Since the announcement of foiling a coup attempt on Sept. 21, the differences between the military and civilian partners in the transitional government have continued to escalate.

Sudan is ruled amid a 39-month transitional period under a transitional government of military and civilian elements, established after the ouster of former President Omar al-Bashir in April 2019. The transitional period is set to be followed by elections to form a new government.

Sudan's Sovereign Council is currently chaired by Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, and the constitutional document stipulates that the presidency of the council will be transferred to civilians by mid-November this year.

So far, the ruling civilian-military coalition has failed to establish the transitional legislative council and the elections commission or reach consensus on a constitution for the country. Enditem

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