Blinken and his Saudi counterpart condemn the military seizure of power in Sudan

Blinken and his Saudi counterpart condemn the military seizure of power in Sudan
Blinken and his Saudi counterpart condemn the military seizure of power in Sudan

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, and his Saudi counterpart, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, condemned the “military seizure” of power in Sudan, after the head of the Transitional Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, announced, on Monday, the dissolution of the Sovereignty Council and the Ministers, the dismissal of the governors and the suspension Some articles of the constitutional document and the declaration of a state of emergency in the country.

This came in a statement by the US State Department spokesman, Ned Price, in which he said: “Secretary of State Anthony J. Blinken spoke today with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud. The two ministers condemned the military seizure of power in Sudan on October 25 October and its impact on the stability of Sudan and the region. Secretary Blinken reiterated the United States’ strong support for the aspirations of the Sudanese people for democracy and stressed the need for the immediate restoration of a civilian-led transitional government in Sudan.”

“The two ministers also discussed the importance of all parties’ commitment to the framework outlined in the Constitutional Declaration and the Juba Peace Agreement, and noted that non-compliance would jeopardize international support for Sudan. The two ministers also discussed other issues important to bilateral relations, including human rights,” Price added.

In a separate statement, Price said, “Foreign Minister Blinken spoke with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. Secretary Blinken welcomed the prime minister’s release and renewed his call for the Sudanese military to release all detained civilian leaders and ensure their safety.”

According to the statement, Blinken expressed his “deep concern about the ongoing military seizure of power and reiterated the need for military forces to exercise restraint and avoid violence when responding to protesters, stressing the United States’ support for a civilian-led transition toward democracy and a return to the principles of the framework of the transitional process for Sudan as stipulated.” It was stipulated in the Constitutional Declaration for the year 2019 and the Juba Peace Agreement for the year 2020.”

 
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