AU Welcomes Sudan’s Constitutional Declaration

ADDIS ABEBA – African Union has welcomed Monday’s initialing of the constitutional decree between the Sudanese political actors following the political declaration already adopted by the parties.

Sudan’s ruling military council and main opposition coalition on Sunday signed the constitutional declaration which will pave the way for the formation of a transitional government.

A governing body of six civilians and five generals will oversee a three-year transition period.
The Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat “welcomes today’s initialing of the constitutional decree,” said his office in a statement on Monday.

“This development lays the foundations for a democratic transition with a civilian-led government and is an important achievement for Africa in its desire to solve its own problems,” said Mahamat, congratulating the political actors, civilian as well as military, who have overcome their differences by placing the country’s interests above all other considerations.

Sudan has been in turmoil since the military ousted President Omar al-Bashir in April. A formal signing ceremony of the document will be held on 17 August with the prime minister and other key officials announced soon after.

Mediators from the African Union and Ethiopia witnessed Sunday’s signing of the constitutional declaration.