On Tuesday, a US official discussed with the ousted Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, ways to restore the democratic transition in his country.

And since last October 31, Hamdok has been under house arrest in his home in the Kafoury suburb, north of the capital, Khartoum, amid tight security, after he was returned to him following army measures that those who reject it consider “have a military coup.”

The Office of African Affairs at the US State Department, via Twitter, stated that the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, “Molly V”, met with Hamdok.


Molly V said that she discussed with Hamdok “ways to move forward to restore the democratic transition in Sudan.”

In this context, a statement by the Sudanese Foreign Minister, Maryam Al-Mahdi, stated that she discussed with “Molly Fee” during a meeting between them “the current crisis left by the coup measures and the prospects for restoring the transitional democratic path and the constitutional document.”

According to the statement, “Al-Mahdi affirmed the firm position of the Sudanese people by rejecting the coup measures.”

The minister denounced the “excessive violence that the peaceful revolutionaries were subjected to,” noting that the coup had restored the symbols of the former regime and worked to demonize the forces of freedom and change, which represent a broad spectrum of the people.

The minister stressed that “the correct approach to the solution is the release of political detainees, led by Dr. Abdullah Hamdok, the Prime Minister, reversing the coup decisions, returning to the constitutional document and restoring confidence through a national honor charter.

The statement quoted “Molly Fee” as confirming that the US position is to support the civil democratic transition and the constitutional path, and Hamdok’s return to continue his work as prime minister as a necessity to complete the transition process.

She expressed her “concern over recent developments and the practice of violence against civilians,” noting that the Biden administration “is keen on stability in Sudan in light of the region’s turmoil.”

On Sunday, the US official began a three-day visit to Khartoum, in an attempt to support a solution to the Sudanese crisis, according to a statement by the US embassy.

Sudan has been experiencing a severe crisis, since last October 25, when the army chief, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, declared a state of emergency, dissolved the Sovereignty Councils and the transitional ministers, and dismissed the governors, after the arrest of party leaders, ministers, and officials, which sparked continuous protests rejecting these measures, as a “military coup.”.

In return for being accused of carrying out a “military coup”, Al-Burhan says that the army is committed to completing the democratic transition process and that it has taken these measures to protect the country from a “real danger”, accusing political forces of “inciting chaos.”

Prior to these measures, Sudan had been living since August 21, 2019, a 53-month transitional period that ends with holding elections in early 2024, during which power is shared by the army, civil forces, and armed movements that signed a peace agreement with the government in 2020.


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