Troika (Norway, UK, USA) and the European Union emphasize their continued support for the democratic aspirations of the Sudanese people. Abdullah Hamdok played a major role in leading Sudan’s democratic and economic reforms. The resignation of Prime Minister Sudan two months after the military’s unconstitutional seize of power is an urgent need for all Sudanese leaders to re-commit to the country’s democratic transition and meet the Sudanese people’s demands for freedom, peace and justice. Emphasizes sex.
No single Sudanese actor can accomplish this task on his own. Troika and the European Union will continue to support Sudan’s democratic transition, but Sudanese stakeholders can overcome the country’s current political crisis, choose new private leadership, and identify a clear timeline. The remaining transitional task processes that need to be addressed under the 2019 Constitutional Declaration – establishing government legislative and judicial departments, creating accountability mechanisms, laying the foundations for elections, etc.
The unilateral action of appointing a new prime minister and cabinet undermines the credibility of those institutions and risks putting the country in conflict. To avoid this, we urge stakeholders to commit to a Sudan-led, internationally promoted, immediate dialogue to address these and other transitional issues. .. Such dialogue must be completely inclusive and represent historically marginalized groups, including young people and females, and will help bring the country back on the path to democracy.
Troika and the European Union do not support the prime minister or government appointed without the involvement of a wide range of private stakeholders. We look forward to working with governments and interim parliaments that can enjoy the trust of the Sudanese people and lead the country to free and fair elections as a priority. This will be needed to facilitate the provision of financial assistance to Sudan by Troika and the European Union. In the absence of progress, we aim to accelerate efforts to hold these parties accountable to the democratic process.
At this crucial time, we continue to hold military authorities accountable for human rights abuses that violate current national and international law. The right of Sudanese people to gather peacefully and express their demands needs to be protected. We expect security forces and other armed groups to refrain from using further violence against peaceful protesters and civilians nationwide, especially in Darfur.
Since the military takeover on October 25, the killings of dozens of Sudanese, sexual violence, and even hundreds of injuries by security forces and other armed groups are unacceptable. We repeat the need for an independent investigation into these deaths and the violence associated with them, calling for the perpetrators to be held accountable. Attacks on hospitals, detention of activists and journalists, and communication blackouts must also be stopped. We call for the release of all those who have been unjustly detained and the immediate lifting of the state of emergency.
The Sudanese people spoke loudly and clearly as they did in 2019. They reject authoritarian rule and hope that the transition to democracy will continue. Sudanese leaders must now show what they are listening to.
Distributed by the APO Group on behalf of the US State Department.
Troika and EU Statement on Sudanese Prime Minister Hamdock’s Resignation
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