Saudi Crown Prince: Sudan’s Stability Integral to Region

Monday, 19 August, 2019 - 04:45 -

Saudi Crown Prince: Sudan’s Stability Integral to Region

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (Reuters)
Asharq Al-Awsat
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, telephoned on Sunday head of the sovereign council in Sudan, General Abdul Fattah al-Burhan, and leader of the Forces of Freedom and Change, Ahmed Rabie.

He congratulated them on signing the historic power-sharing agreement on Saturday, saying the stability of Sudan was integral to the region.

He underlined the Kingdom's support for Sudan and its people to enhance security and stability in the country following the signing of the deal.

Crown Prince Mohammed later telephoned Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to express his appreciation for the role played by his country in bringing the Sudanese parties together.

He also telephoned head of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki to offer his congratulations on the signing of the deal.

The agreement paves the way for a transitional government and eventual elections. It provides for the sovereign council as the highest authority in the country but largely delegates executive powers to the cabinet of ministers.

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