Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, chairman of the Sudan Sovereign Council, told a British minister that the military and civilian component were eager to make the transition period a success.
During a meeting with him at his office in Khartoum on Wednesday, al-Burhan briefed Vicky For, British Foreign Secretary on African Affairs, on the progress of Sudan’s political situation.
Al-Burhan said, “The armed forces and civil society are eager to make the Middle Ages a success, leading to an elected civilian government that will fulfill the aspirations of the Sudanese people.”
The chairman of the Sovereign Council stressed the commitment to the constitutional document and defended the alliance between the military and civilian elements.
Al-Burhan pointed to the strength of Sudan-British relations and Khartoum’s interest in cultivating them to achieve the common interests of both countries and the people.
The head of the Sovereign Council praised Britain’s support for Sudan in achieving democratic change.
For his part, the British Minister commended the achievements made in the Middle Ages, the first of which was the signing of the Juba Peace Accord, the waiver and relief of debts on Sudan and the dealings with the international community and international financial institutions.
For “laws passed and amended laws and Sudanese citizens have greater freedoms.”
The Minister presented a report on the issues of strategic dialogue between Sudan and the United Kingdom to the Chairman of the Sudan Sovereign Council.
These issues include military cooperation in all military sectors, the Kingdom’s support for the Sudanese economy, the entry of various British investments into the country, the exchange of experience, the provision of technical assistance, the attainment of interim justice and the cooperation of the Criminal Court.
The British-African Foreign Minister arrived in Sudan on Tuesday to chair a high-level delegation to begin a strategic dialogue with Khartoum.
Britain and Sudan launched a strategic dialogue program several years ago to strengthen bilateral relations, but it did not progress as political developments in Khartoum and the outbreak of the People’s Revolution ended the regime of ousted President Omar al-Bashir.
The visit of the British Minister coincided with the acute crisis facing the process of democratic transformation, following differences between the ruling partners. The military on the one hand, and the civilians on the other.
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