Sudanese demonstrators celebrate after Defence Minister Awad Ibn Auf stepped down as head of the country's transitional ruling military council, as protesters demanded quicker political change, near the Defence Ministry in Khartoum, Sudan April 13, 2019.
CAIRO – 17 April 2019: An Egyptian delegation has paid a visit to Sudan to follow up closely on the recent political developments in the North African state, after the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir as a result of mass protests that lasted for four months calling for his overthrow, according to MENA.
The Egyptian delegation are there to ensure Egypt’s full support to the choices and the will of the Sudanese people.
Following the rapid escalation in the situation in Sudan last week, Egypt expressed its “full confidence” in the ability of the Sudanese people and their “loyal” national army to overcome the challenges of such “decisive” stage and meet the Sudanese people’s aspiration to achieve stability, progress and prosperity.
After the overthrow of the Sudanese regime led by Omar el-Bashir, the Sudanese transitional military council took over the power. Lieutenant General Abdel Fatah al-Burhan was sworn in as head of the transitional military council of Sudan.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry affirmed in a statement Egypt’s full support of the choices made by the Sudanese people, voicing respect for their will in shaping the future of their country. The ministry also stressed Egypt’s unchangeable stance toward respecting the sovereignty of Sudan and its national decision.
The ministry called on the international community to support the choices of the Sudanese people in this “historical decisive stage.” It also urged the brotherly countries to help Sudan achieve a peaceful transition toward a better future, in a way that meets the people’s aspirations.