Hamidti: We are with change and a political settlement to solve the Sudanese crisis

The Vice-President of the Sovereignty Council in Sudan, Muhammad Hamdan Hamidti, stressed the need to implement the peace agreement signed in Juba, and said, “We are with change and a political settlement” to solve the Sudanese crisis.

At the conclusion of the forum of civil administrations for peaceful coexistence in the states of South and West Kordofan, which lasted for two days in the capital, Khartoum, he added that he supports change and political settlement between the military and civilians on the basis of the draft transitional constitution to solve the crisis in the country.

“I am with change and with the youth (the demonstrators) in the streets. The settlement works for the stability and renaissance of Sudan,” he said. He continued, “we will say, ‘Open the bridges for the demonstrators to reach the Republican Palace.'”

It is noteworthy that Sudanese Defense Minister Yassin Ibrahim had expressed , Saturday, his hope that the political forces and the military component would reach a settlement to the current political crisis, and he said – during a panel discussion on media and national security – that the military leadership does not mind working under the civilian leadership in the coming period.

In his part, Al-Burhan denied his accusation of carrying out a military coup, and said that his measures aim to “correct the course of the transitional period,” pledging to hand over power through elections or a national consensus. Al-Burhan announced earlier this month that there were understandings with the Forces for Freedom and Change, stressing at the same time that the next agreement would not be bilateral. He also revealed that he had received pledges – from the leaders of the coalition negotiating with him – not to participate in the new government, and that it would not be partisan like its predecessor, and would be formed from independent faces.

On November 17, the tripartite mechanism of the United Nations, the African Union and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) announced that “basic understandings” had been reached between the military and civilians in Sudan.

Observers believe that the imminence of reaching a political agreement between the parties – as officially announced by Khartoum – may contribute significantly to easing the tension and political crisis.

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