Saudi Crown Prince phones Sudan’s leadership after interim deal reached

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday spoke on phone with Gen. Abdel Fattah Burhan, the head of Sudan’s sovereign council and with Ahmad Rabie, the leader of the Forces of Freedom and Change protest alliance group.

The Saudi Crown Prince also spoke on phone with the Ethiopian Prime Minister and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission.

According to a statement on the Saudi Press Agency, the Saudi Crown Prince “conveyed his congratulations on the historic agreement reached by all Sudanese parties.”

“During the conversations, the two leaders affirmed the Kingdom’s stance with Sudan and its people in a way that enhances security and stability after the historic agreement signed yesterday, pointing out that the stability of Sudan is an important part of the stability of the region,” the statement on SPA read.

Sudan’s opposition coalition on Sunday named five people as civilian members of the country’s sovereign council to be sworn in on Monday.

A power-sharing agreement signed on Saturday paves the way for a transitional government and eventual elections. It provides for a sovereign council as the highest authority in the country but largely delegates executive powers to the cabinet of ministers.

Under the power-sharing agreement the sovereign council will include five members selected by the Transitional Military Council, five picked by the main opposition coalition, and one agreed upon by both sides.

 

Al Arabiya English and agencies

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