Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok revealed the details of his initiative, which he launched today, Tuesday, with the aim of finding a way out of the national crisis and issues of democratic transition in his country.
The initiative includes 7 axes: security and military sector reform, justice, economy, peace, dismantling the “June 30” regime (Omar al-Bashir’s regime), combating corruption, foreign policy and national sovereignty, and the Transitional Legislative Council, according to written copies of the initiative distributed to: journalists. Read also Demonstrations in Sudan and the closure of main roads in Khartoum, in protest against the lifting of fuel subsidies A warship transports a final batch of military equipment brought in to establish a Russian naval base in Sudan Sudan.. The failure of banks to restructure them
He stressed the need to agree on a unified mechanism for foreign policy, end the conflict in the past period, commit to implementing and completing the peace agreement as a major issue of transition, and strengthen the government and state’s approach that is based on local production, protection of the poor and vulnerable, and cooperation with international institutions.
He also called for a commitment to dismantling the party state in favor of the nation state, building a state of independent national institutions, and the commitment of all parties to work towards a civil, democratic system of government based on equal citizenship and the holding of free and fair democratic elections.
He said that the Sudanese armed forces should be the only national army, and this requires structural reforms and a new military doctrine, representation of the Sudanese diversity at all levels, and implementation of the security arrangements agreement contained in the Juba Agreement for Sudan Peace.
He added that the Rapid Support Forces are of a special nature and have played a positive role in change, and their integration into the armed forces requires a consensus between the leadership of the armed forces, the Rapid Support Forces and the government to reach an agreed roadmap that addresses the issue in all its dimensions.
The Rapid Support Forces are forces affiliated with the army, and are led by Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo (Hamditi), the Vice-President of the Transitional Sovereignty Council, and are facing accusations that they deny committing violations, and it is reported that they refuse to integrate them into the army.
He added that the General Intelligence Service and the Sudanese police must implement what was stated in the constitutional document regarding them, and undergo a process of deep, radical and urgent reforms.
The constitutional document is related to the authority during the transitional period, and it was signed following the removal of the army leadership – on April 11, 2019 – from former President Omar al-Bashir from the presidency (1989-2019), under pressure from popular protests against his rule.
He stated that the issue of the future of the armed forces and the organization of their relationship to democratic political life will be among the issues of the Constitutional Conference that will be resolved before the end of the transitional period.
He described the crisis the country is going through as frightening in its repercussions and attendants, and said that the political partnership in Sudan between civilians and the military does not go in a straight line, and faces great challenges.
He said that Sudan is facing a political crisis par excellence of the first degree, and that unless we succeed in resolving this crisis, all files will remain in place, noting that his government deals with all seriousness and strictness in addressing and protecting the political transition.
He stated that there is a plurality of decision-making centers in the country, especially in foreign policy, and there is a need to control this issue, and to “speak to the world with one voice and from one center.”
Legislative Assembly in a month
He stressed that the country is facing political and military fragmentation, and that the initiative includes the formation of the Transitional Legislative Council within a month, and proceeding with the file of transitional justice.
Hamdok’s initiative includes proposals to solve the economic and political crises in the country, unify the transitional bloc in a national program, achieve comprehensive peace, fortify the democratic transition, expand its base, and achieve the goals of the Sudanese revolution.