Roundtable discussion on developments of the situation in Sudan and the Egyptian position regarding it
On February 9, 2023, ECFA held a roundtable discussion on developments of the situation in Sudan and the Egyptian position regarding it. The meeting was opened by Ambassador Mohamed El-Oraby, ECFA Chairman, and was attended by Ambassador Hossam Eissa, Assistant Foreign Minister for Sudan Affairs, and Ambassadors Marwan Badr, Salah Halima, Ezzat Saad, and Mohamed El-Noqaly. Ambassador Hossam Eissa presented the outcomes of the Sudanese-Sudanese workshop meeting that was held during February 2023 in the New Administrative Capital, and an evaluation of the outcomes, in addition to his appreciation for a future vision. Based on the discussions that took place in light of what the guest presented to ECFA experts, the opinion concluded as follows:
Despite the delay in the Egyptian move to play a role in the developments that Sudan is witnessing regarding the political process, and the obstacles that this may raise, and the belittling of this role, in fact, it was necessary for Egypt to open the door for holding such a meeting, and to place it within the framework of the Sudanese-Sudanese dialogue to forces that are still outside the framework agreement.
Emphasizing that this meeting and its outcomes aim to continue efforts to achieve general consensus among the forces, parties, and components of Sudanese society, and against the backdrop of Egypt’s commitment to a strategic approach to supporting the choices of the Sudanese people, and in connection with continuing to deal with all these forces and parties.
Supporting chances to open dialogue through the tripartite mechanism and the quartet mechanism with the Forces of Freedom and Change – Central Council – the Framework Agreement – to reach understandings that lead to convergence between the outcomes of this agreement and the outcomes of the Cairo Document for Political Consensus.
Urging the Framework Agreement Document group to commit to opening dialogue, whether through the tripartite and quartet mechanism or through a direct channel with all parties, forces, and civil groupings, whatever their position.