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SUDAN, QATAR TO REACTIVATE AGREEMENTS, SAYS BURHAN

SUDAN, QATAR TO REACTIVATE AGREEMENTS, SAYS BURHAN

QNA
Doha
Chairman of the Transitional Sovereignty Council of the Republic of Sudan HE Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah Al Burhan, praised Qatar’s support for his country over the years, particularly during the floods that hit Sudan last year and the COVID-19 pandemic. He praised the Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani’s positions in support of his country, including his call at the United Nations to remove Sudan from the list of states that sponsor terrorism.
At a press conference held in Doha on Thursday, Lt. Gen. Al Burhan expressed his gratitude to the State of Qatar for its interest in the Sudanese issue, its cooperation and constant communication, and its relentless endeavor to establish peace, as Sudan was able to sign a peace agreement in Juba with Qatar’s participation. He said the State of Qatar also participated in the process of change and transformation. It also played a key role in the previous period’s Darfur peace process, and it has some ongoing projects there.
Al Burhan emphasised that his country has ancient and solid ties with the State of Qatar, and that they share many bonds of brotherhood and love.
He said his visit to the State of Qatar at the invitation of HH the Amir is part of the process of strengthening Sudan’s foreign relations in this transitional period and building them on good and excellent foundations based on national interest, cooperation, brotherhood, and the exchange of benefits. He expressed his pleasure in visiting Qatar.
On the agreement on specific mechanisms to strengthen Qatar-Sudan economic and political partnership, Al Burhan said the two countries already have mechanisms in place and cooperation in various fields, with more than 36 agreements and protocols signed with Qatar, and it was agreed during this visit to activate them, as well as exchange visits.
Al Burhan said that a government delegation and Qatari businessmen will visit Sudan next week to discuss various aspects of cooperation.
Concerning the Doha talks on strengthening Qatari investments in Sudan, the Chairman of the Transitional Sovereignty Council of the Republic of Sudan said that both sides agreed in all matters discussed and have no disagreements, and Qatari investments in Sudan are being considered and developed, and both are completely in agreement on the mechanisms that support and activate joint cooperation.
Concerning Sudan’s position on the Renaissance Dam, Al Burhan said It is well known that the negotiations took a long time, and we had several meetings and dialogues with the parties involved in the dam, whether Ethiopia or Egypt. Sudan was forced to support the existing African mediation in the recent period because the negotiations were initially bilateral and tripartite, and then other parties entered to play the mediation role, including the American mediation, all of which failed to produce results or some parties disavowed the agreements. He added that as Africans we believe that the African solutions is preferable, and we resorted to the African Union, and it became clear to us that the African mediation also needs support and assistance, and that is why Sudan presented an initiative to support African mediation, which is now working to bring points of view, and reunite the parties again.
Regarding the possibility of resorting to international arbitration or the United Nations and the Security Council in the Renaissance Dam issue, Al Burhan said, “Certainly, we request all assistance in order to push the parties to reach an agreement.”
Regarding the military exercises between Egypt and Sudan, HE Chairman of Transitional Sovereignty Council of Sudan said, “The joint exercises between the two countries are old since 1974 and we have joint forces, and our Sudanese forces have participated in all the wars Egypt fought against Israel, and we have military cooperation that has not been interrupted, and joint training has not been interrupted as it is not new. For Halaib, we also look at it and we have a good understanding with our Egyptian brothers, and we do not want it to become a thorn in the side of the Sudanese-Egyptian relations and by negotiations, we obtain our rights.”
He went on to say that Sudan has no intention of using anything other than negotiations and peaceful means to solve problems with neighbors, and that this is the only way to solve problems with neighbors that is in Sudan’s best interests.
Concerning the upcoming Paris conference in support of Sudan and what Sudan expects from Qatari participation, His Excellency stated that one of the goals of the visits and tours undertaken by many members of the government is to mobilize support for this conference, expressing his hope that the next conference in Paris will re-establish Sudan on the global economic map.
Concerning internal issues, Al Burhan said that his country is in transition and faces many challenges, and that the transitional government fully cooperates with the Sovereignty Council, which is a unique model in the world aimed at demonstrating the intention to build Sudan with the help of many countries around the world, brothers and friends.
He added that removing the name of Sudan from the list of states sponsoring terrorism was the best example of cooperation between the parties of the transitional government and cooperation with many friends and brothers in the regional and international community, adding that there are future steps that seek to bring together all national parties to complete the consensus of all forces and the complementarity of all roles so that the country prepares to practice democracy after the end of the transitional period.
Al Burhan affirmed his determination to unify the Sudanese people as effective forces politically, militarily and socially, and his determination to transfer Sudan and return it to the international community despite the many internal and regional difficulties and obstacles facing the transition process, which Sudan will not be able to overcome without unification and cooperation.
Al Burhan salute the revolutionaries in his country and in all regions of the world who have made change and are waiting for the realization of their dreams of building a free and democratic Sudan.
He said that the government and the Sovereignty Council are working to realize the dreams and aspirations of young people who have given up everything for the sake of a democratic Sudan and a citizen state in which everyone has equal rights without regard to ethnic, regional, or religious differences.
He pointed out that Sudan is determined to complete all governance structures, including the Legislative Council, which is appointed, in which all Sudanese must be represented, and that all political and revolutionary forces agree to form it, and there are other issues that must be completed, especially with the Constitutional Court, appointment of governors, and others.
Al Burhan explained that the Empowerment Elimination, Anti-Corruption, and Funds Recovery Committee is established by law and one of the tasks required in the transitional phase, which means that the work of this committee is legitimate and agreed upon, and work is being done to correct its way of working and performance, and there is no disagreement about its duties and actions. He went on to say that the council is with the committee members, and the members strive to act in a way that avoids suspicions.

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