The US envoy met for the second time with the head of the Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, and his deputy, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo. He also met with Minister of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers Khaled Omar and Advisor to the Prime Minister Yasser Arman, in addition to meeting with leaders of the Freedom and Change Alliance before returning to meet again with Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok for the third time in 3 days.
During his meeting with the Forces of Freedom and Change, Feltman pointed out that the broad coalition is facing an organizational crisis and internal disagreements that require a solution, and urged its leaders to speed up the formation of the Legislative Council and complete the power structures. According to local media.
Fleetman also confirmed that the United States will work to push the military component to create the atmosphere represented in lifting the siege imposed on the ports and ending the palace sit-in..
In a statement by the US Embassy in Khartoum, Feltman expressed during his meetings in the Sudanese capital the US commitment to supporting Sudan’s transition to democracy, stressing that US support depends on the commitment of Sudan’s leaders to the transitional system agreed upon in the Constitutional Declaration and the Juba Peace Agreement.
Feltman urged the transitional government to respond to the expressed desires of the Sudanese people for democracy, including the establishment of the Transitional Legislative Council. He also urged the transitional government to initiate the process of security sector reform, establish a framework for elections, and reconstitute the Constitutional Court.
The Sovereignty Council said in a written statement that the American envoy “made several proposals that would enhance the spirit of partnership and work hard for the safe exit of the country from its current crisis, and that the President of the Sovereignty Council promised to study them with the Prime Minister.”“.
The Council stated that Al-Burhan assured the envoy during their meeting on Sunday his keenness to work with the political forces to overcome all obstacles and challenges to get the country out of the current political crisis..
He renewed the armed forces’ commitment to protecting the transitional period and working in accordance with the constitutional document and the Juba Peace Agreement, leading to free and fair elections and a full civil democratic transition.