Home | News    Wednesday 1 April 2020

U.S. Pompeo urges Sudan’s Hamdok to appoint civilian governors and parliament

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

April 1, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has urged Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok to form the transitional parliament and to appoint state governors.

Pompeo discussed the two matters in a telephone call with Hamdok according to a statement released by Morgan Ortagus the Spokesperson of the U.S. State Department on Tuesday.

"Secretary Pompeo and Prime Minister Hamdok reaffirmed the importance of a successful democratic transition in Sudan and the importance of moving forward with the appointment of a Transitional Legislative Council and civilian governors," said Ortagus.

"The Secretary reiterated U.S. support for the civilian-led transitional government and its efforts to build a lasting peace in Sudan," she further stressed.

The government has delayed the appointment of governors and the transitional assembly until the signing of a peace agreement with the armed groups in Juba.

The postponement comes after a political declaration negotiated by the Sovereign Council with the armed groups providing to postpone the two crucial issues to the signing of the comprehensive peace agreement.

The spokesperson for the ruling coalition, Amina Mahmoud, told the Sudan Tribune Arabic on Monday they would end the consultations on the proportions of representation of the various political forces by the end of this week."

Mahmoud further asserted that the members of the Legislative Council and state governors should be announced by 15 April, after the signing of a peace agreement with the armed groups in Juba.

"The negotiations were extended for a week (after the death of the defence minister), and we expect to achieve peace in the middle of next month. After what we will not delay the appointment of civilian governours and the Legislative Council more than

Terror list

According to Ortagus, Hamdok and Pompeo also discussed "the policy and statutory requirements for consideration of rescission of Sudan’s State Sponsor of Terrorism designation".

In a response on Tweeter to a tweet posted by the U.S. Secretary about the phone call, Hamdok said they had a "very insightful and promising discussion" about the statutory requirements for Sudan’s removal from the terror list.

"I am highly appreciative of your support and I look forward to reaping the fruits of our efforts," he added without further details.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 2 April 2020 12:13, by Fathi

    "the policy and statutory requirements for consideration of rescission of Sudan’s State Sponsor of Terrorism designation"
    What more do these guys need? lol
    These guys have been discussing requirements for rescission over the past 2 decades. The US continues to take 1 step forward and 2 steps backward.

    repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Darfur ethnic attacks must be fully addressed 2021-05-06 04:16:34 Ahmed Elzobier A series of blunders have contributed to the tragic situation in Sudan’s West Darfur region and continue to expose civilians to violence, notably among them the premature (...)

Give credit they deserve 2021-04-30 21:13:25 Ngor Arol Garang While the visit of the government delegation to Chad had triggered debates and depictions in social media reflective of a comic dramatic work using buffoonery and horseplay and (...)

South Sudan elections must be held on time 2021-04-18 07:30:37 The Government is bent on postponing the elections: a response to the statement of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs dated 14 April 2021. By Lam Akol The Press Secretary of the President of (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2021 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.