African Union urges Sudanese military junta to hand over power within two months


The African Union (AU) on Wednesday called on the Sudanese military junta to hand over power to a civilian-led council within 60 days.

The African Union said in a statement that it noted "with deep regret" that the army did not resign and did not hand over power to civilians during the 15-day period set by the African Union last month.

The African Union added that the 60-day extension of the Transitional Military Council in Sudan to hand over power to civilians.

Sudan is currently witnessing a transition period following the ouster of former President Omar al-Bashir following a popular movement that took over the interim government under the chairmanship of former Defense Minister Awad ibn Auf, who was not accepted by the people . To be led by the Inspector General of the Sudanese Armed Forces, Major General Abdelfattah Burhan.

Earlier, the AU Peace and Security Council gave the Sudanese Transitional Military Council 15 days to hand over power to a civilian government or suspend membership in the Union.

For its part, announced the Egyptian presidency, the agreement of the Consultative Summit on Sudan in Cairo, the duration of the transfer of power to a transitional government in Sudan for 3 months.

Ambassador Bassam Radhi, spokesperson for the Egyptian presidency, said that "the consultative summit of the Sudanese regional partners held today in Cairo was important and succeeded in producing positive results for the benefit of the Sudanese people in order to preserve the unity of the people Sudanese and its capabilities and stability. "Transition, according to the official official" AA "agency.

"The President of the AU Commission, Moussa Fakih, made a major visit to Sudan, found thousands of citizens on the streets and granted the transition council 15 days to hand over power to a civilian government," Radhi said after the advisory summit on Sudan.

He added that "President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi played a large role, and managed to extend the period from 15 days to 3 months, as the presidents who attended the summit found that 15 days is not enough, and then agreed to the three months to form a government and the emergence of civilian Transition characteristics. "

The Egyptian presidential spokesperson pointed out that "Sisi presented the Egyptian experience, which is similar to the situation in Sudan, and the tendency of the armed forces of the people always, emphasizing that all are seeking to preserve the Sudan and its stability, as agreed by the ministers of countries which participated in the consultative meeting on Sudan ". A series of meetings to coordinate and monitor the evolution of the situation. "


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