Meeting of The Permanent Committee for Arab Affairs for Discussion of Developments of Situations in Sudan
At the invitation of His Excellency Ambassador Ihab Wahba, Coordinator of the Council’s Permanent Committee for Arab Affairs, the Committee convened a consultative meeting, on the morning of 13th of June 2019, with the participation of Their Excellencies Ambassadors Dr.Mounir Zahran, Dr.Ezzat Saad, Sayed Abu Zeid, Salah Halima, and Professor Khaled Al-Kilany, with a view to following up situations in Sudan in connection with a previous meeting of the Committee that had been held on the 2nd of last May.
The discussions included reviewing situations in Sudan at the domestic level, Arab and African stances towards developments in Sudan, the latest Ethiopian moves as demonstrated by Abiy Ahmed’s visit to Sudan Three days after the civil disobedience to propose an initiative that includes the release of detainees, and suspension of Sudan’s membership by the African Union (AU). Egypt’s position and the challenges facing it were also highlighted, particularly as it lacks effectiveness when compared to its Ethiopian counterpart; through which, the later tries to play a strong role in influencing the course of events in Sudan.
At conclusion, the participants made a set of recommendations, of which the most important are:
1-To support the choices of the Sudanese People.
2-Priority must be given to maintaining unity, security, and stability of the territorial integrity of Sudan.
3-The importance of reaching a settlement to the crisis between both sides of the Sudanese equation so as to ensure rapid establishment of executive, legislative, and judicial state institutes.
4-To achieve the demands, objectives, and hopes of the Sudanese People for a democratic civil regime.
5-To open direct communication channels with all Sudanese political forces and parties.
6-To support and endorse the mediation efforts by the African Union (AU) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), which are consistent with the United Nations position.
7-The importance of the rapid preparation of a permanent constitution via a specialized legal committee that would be constituted on the bases of appropriate legal and political foundations for supporting state institutions.