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Sudan Military Council to start dialogue with political groups

Friday 12/April/2019 - 03:11 PM
Omar Zeinalabdin
Omar Zeinalabdin
The solution to Sudan’s crisis will come from protesters and not the military، the head of the political committee of the transitional Military Council that overthrew Omar al-Bashir said on Friday، Al Arabia، Reuters reported.

In a press conference on Friday the political committee’s head، Omar Zeinalabdin said: ‘‘We are the protectors of the demands of the people and that is by consensus from the political entities.’’

He added: ‘‘We are not greedy for power.’’

Zeinalabdin said that the council has no solution to the Sudan crisis and that the solution will come from the protesters.

The head of the political committee of the transitional military council added that Sudan’s military ruling council welcomes dialogue with armed groups to put an end to the crisis.

He also said the council ‘‘won’t force anything on the people،’’ and that it wants to create an atmosphere for dialogue.

The ruling Military Council expects a transition period it announced on Thursday to be two years at most، and said it can be as short as one month if it is managed ‘‘without chaos،’’ said Zeinalabdin.

Zeinalabdin said that the former ruling National Congress Party of Sudan’s ousted President Omar al-Bashir will be allowed to compete in planned elections.

But he said that al-Bashir may be be put on trial in Sudan، adding that the ousted president will not be handed over to other countries.

The head of the transitional military council، Defense Minister Mohammed Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf، said on Thursday when announcing the overthrow of Omar al-Bashir that the council would lead a two-year transition before holding elections.

edited by: Basant Ahmed

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