Sudanese military chief thanks Egypt for backing Sudanese people



Mon, 22 Apr 2019 - 08:40 GMT


Mon, 22 Apr 2019 - 08:40 GMT

Lieutenant General Abdel Fatah al-Burhan - Sudanese TV Channel screenshot

Lieutenant General Abdel Fatah al-Burhan - Sudanese TV Channel screenshot

KHARTOUM - 22 April 2019: Head of Sudan's Transitional Military Council Lt. Gen. Abdel Fatah al-Burhan on Sunday thanked Egypt for its support of his country and the choices of the Sudanese people.

The military chief gave his remarks during an interview aired by a Sudanese TV channel.

He also hailed the role Egypt plays during its current chairmanship of the African Union (AU) to promote the bloc's understanding of the situation in Khartoum.

Burhan said that the council has been in contact with a large number of states, including Egypt, Russia, the United States and other friendly nations, adding they all appreciate the current situation in Sudan.

"What happened in Sudan is a revolution, not a military coup," he asserted.

A high-level Sudanese delegation will go to the US soon to explore the possibility of removing Sudan from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, Burhan added, welcoming any collective or individual international efforts to support the Sudanese people without dictating any policies or conditions.

As for the council's talks with the political parties in Sudan, Burhan noted that they have submitted more than 100 visions on the transitional period, adding that a political committee is working on them.

Burhan promised that the council will respond to these visions before the weekend.

He stressed that the council is not greedy for power, noting that the transitional period will be manged under the supervision of a technocratic government.

Burhan further highlighted the need for reaching a political consensus as a prerequisite for setting the transitional period in motion.



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