The African Union (AU) has welcomed the signing of the Framework Agreement reached Monday, 5 December 2022, between the Sovereign Council and the civilian political parties.
In a statement, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, called upon the signatory parties to remain open to the political forces that have not signed the said Agreement.
He strongly encouraged all the parties to work together in good faith, for the establishment of the democratic institutions ensuring the restoration of the Constitutional order of The Sudanese Transition.
Faki reiterated the support of the AU to the efforts of the trilateral group composed of the United Nations, IGAD and the African Union.
The Chairperson of the Commission also called upon the international actors to support Sudan in this crucial phase of its history with strict respect for its sovereignty, independence, unity and the choices of its people.
“Courageous” step forward
At the same time, Senior UN officials also welcomed the signing of the pact terming it as a “courageous” step forward towards the establishment of democratic rule.
Signed in the capital Khartoum after months of negotiations following last year’s military coup which derailed the transition, the agreement aims to establish a new constitution.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres, said he hoped the signing would "pave the way for the return to a civilian-led transition in the country", and called on all Sudanese "to work without delay on the next phase of the transition process to address outstanding issues with a view to achieving a lasting, inclusive political settlement."
He added that the UN through the Trilateral Mechanism comprised of the UN mission in Sudan, the African Union (AU), and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), "remains committed to supporting the process going forward."
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