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Sudan’s military sack diplomat after statement on Qatari visit

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April 18, 2019 (KHARTOUM)- The head of the Transitional Military Council (TMC) Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Thursday sacked the Foreign Ministry’s Undersecretary Badr al-Din Abdallah Mohamed-Ahmed.

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Sudan’s foreign ministry building in Khartoum (SUNA)

The decision comes after a statement by the foreign ministry saying that arrangements are being made for a visit of a high-level Qatari delegation.

The Foreign Ministry issued a press statement on ongoing preparations for a visit of a Qatari delegation to the country "without consultation with the Council and without its knowledge," said the TMC Spokesman Lieutenant-General Shams al-din Kabbashi during a press conference on Thursday.

Also, "The statement did reflect the official position of the Transitional Military Council," he added.

The dismissed diplomat was a member of the National Congress Party de the former President Omer al-Bashir.

The Council and the foreign ministry denied in separate statements a report by Alarabiya TV saying that the TMC had refused to receive a Qatari delegation.

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