The Gulf States expressed their willingness to contribute to the success of Sudan’s transition.

Qatar Foreign Ministry Secretary-General Ahmed Al Hammadi met with Sudanese Ambassador Ahmed Al Dahab in Doha on Monday, the Gulf country’s foreign ministry said.

The statement said both officials had reviewed bilateral relations between Qatar and Sudan, but did not give details of the talks.

Prominent Sufi religious leader Al-Tayyeb Al-Jed enlisted the support of military chief Abdel Fattah Al-Bahan in July in an attempt to end the years-long political crisis in Sudan. announced a political initiative.

The military chief said the initiative aims to address Sudan’s deteriorating economy and aims to “achieve peace and security” by holding elections next year. led a military group opposed to the civilian government that caused political turmoil in

Hundreds of Sudanese took to the streets on Saturday to show support for the “Call for the People of Sudan” political initiative, AFP said.

Nevertheless, the initiative failed to gain the support of the Force for Freedom and Change (FFC), a Sudanese civilian group calling for an end to the military regime in Sudan.

Civilian leaders have repeated the slogan “no negotiations, no partnerships” with the military.

In announcing the initiative, Barhan said the military would get out of negotiations with the civilian military and let the people decide their own government.

In August 2019, four months after the revolution, military leaders signed a power-sharing agreement with the FFC, which formed the Sovereign Council. The declaration set late 2023 as the deadline for elections to elect a civilian government.

Qatar has previously expressed its willingness to contribute to the success of Sudan’s transition.

Since the ouster of former president Omar al-Bashir in 2019, several coup attempts have erupted in the country, sparking condemnation from Doha and echoing calls for dialogue.

During the latest coup last October, the military government put Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok under house arrest, along with various other officials.

When Hamdok was released, he signed a political agreement with the Burhans, under which they agreed to head a technocratic civilian government during a transitional period.

The deal was rejected nationwide by pro-democracy protesters because it fell short of their demands to remove military generals from politics.

Sudan has grappled with a fragile path to democratic rule since the military overthrew Bashir.The joint civilian-military government has struggled to control the country’s dire economic and political situation. ing.

Last month, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) in Sudan received $100 million from the World Bank.

“WFP is very grateful to the World Bank for this generous donation at a critical time in Sudan, when more and more people do not know where their next meal will come from.

Officials have warned that 40% of Sudan’s population will be at risk of starvation by September.

Qatar-Sudan relations

Qatar and Sudan have enjoyed strong ties since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1972.

The Gulf states took part in the final signing ceremony of the peace agreement between the Transitional Government of the Republic of Sudan and the Sudan Armed Movement in October 2020.

In 2011, Doha also supported the negotiation process leading to the Darfur Peace Accord, which brought together the Sudanese government and armed groups to end the six-year conflict in Darfur.

The genocide killed at least 300,000 people and displaced about 2.7 million people from their homes.

Then, in 2013, Qatar hosted the International Donors’ Conference for Reconstruction and Development in Darfur, where the country pledged $7.2 billion over six years to help rebuild the conflict zone.

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