Sudan Honors African Union, Ethiopian Mediators

ADDIS ABEBA – Sudan has honored Ethiopian and African Union (AU) mediators after its ruling military and protest leaders signed a constitutional declaration.

The deal paves the way for a transition to civilian rule, a hard-fought agreement that came after a long period of negotiations following the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in the wake of mass protests.

On Sunday, mediators from the African Union and Ethiopia witnessed as opposition leader Ahmed Rabie and Gen Mohamed Hamdan Daglo signed the deal.

Sudanese ministry of foreign affairs hosted an honorary ceremony on Monday in recognition for their mediation efforts.

Special envoy of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to Sudan, Ambassador Mahmoud Dirir; Ethiopian Ambassador to Sudan, Shiferaw Jarso; and AU Special Envoy for Sudan, Mohamed El Hacen Lebatt, have all received awards from the ministry.

Ambassador Omer Dahab Fadul, Caretaker Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sudan praised the dedicated efforts of both Ethiopian and African Union mediators.

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