Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok said, on Sunday, that the political agreement that was signed “opens the door to address issues of political transition.”
He added in his speech at the signing ceremony in the capital, Khartoum, which was broadcast on state television, that “the agreement helps to break the suffocation internally and externally and restore the path of transition to achieve democracy.”
He continued, “We want to establish a true partnership with all national forces (…) and the agreement we concluded fortifies the civil transformation and broadening the transition base / and preserves the gains of the past two years (since the removal of former President Omar al-Bashir in 2019).”
He continued: “My signature on this agreement is based on sparing the blood of the Sudanese and focusing on building and reconstruction… and we will return our country to the right framework.”
Hamdok stressed that “there must be agreement on the way Sudan is governed, and it must be recognized that the Sudanese people are the ruler.”
On Sunday, the Commander-in-Chief of the Sudanese Army, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan and Hamdok signed a political agreement, with the aim of ending the political crisis in the country, some intense international pressure, and continuous demonstrations in the street.
The political agreement included that the two parties pledged to work together to complete the democratic path, and affirmed that the 2019 Constitutional Document is the main reference for that.
The agreement also stipulated the release of all political detainees and the annulment of the decision of Army Commander Abdel Fattah al-Burhan to relieve Hamdok from his position as head of the transitional government.
And since last October 25, Sudan has been experiencing a severe crisis, as 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, in exchange for continuous protests rejecting these measures as a “military coup.”
In return for accusing him of carrying out a military coup, Al-Burhan says that the army is committed to completing the democratic transition process and that it took measures on October 25 to protect the country from “a real danger,” accusing political forces of “inciting chaos.”