Sisi: Consultative Summit on Sudan reflected common will to help Sudanese people
Tuesday، 23 April 2019 - 03:54 PM
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi asserted on Tuesday 23/4/2019 the consensus of the parties participating in the consultative summit on Sudan held today regarding the determination and courage shown by the Sudanese people in their peaceful efforts to reach their legitimate aspirations and the launching of a comprehensive process of peaceful democratic transition which establishes development and prosperity in the country.
In his closing address before the consultative summit on Sudan, held at Ittihadiya Palace, President Sisi said the discussions reflected a common will to exert collective efforts to help the brotherly Sudanese people based on the relevant principles and aims of the African Union to establish security and stability in Africa.
They asserted commitment to the unity, sovereignty of all the Sudanese territories, he added.
President Sisi said the consultative meeting asserted full support to the AU's role in supporting Sudan to surpass the ongoing political, security and economic challenges it is facing at this important phase in its history.
The summit leaders agreed unanimously on the need to tackle the latest conditions in Sudan based on the need to restore the constitutional regime through a democratic political process led by the Sudanese people themselves and in a way that meets their aspirations of a comprehensive democratic rule, the president said.
The meeting included a detailed review by the head of the African Union Commission of his latest visit to Sudan and his follow-up of the announced procedures by the Sudanese authorities as regards the transitional phase, he said.
The leaders reiterated the need to have the AUC chairman continue his dialogue with all the Sudanese parties at the request of the Sudanese authorities, he added.
They also agreed on the need to urge the international community to continue its support and offer urgent economic aid to Sudan in light of the current economic challenges and ease the burden on the people, he said.
The meeting also asserted keenness on supporting Sudan's efforts to secure its borders and prevent any illegal cross-border activities including the smuggling of arms, human trafficking and organized crimes which would destabilize the country and the entire region, he said.
The meeting directed the foreign ministers of the participating countries to hold a follow-up meeting within one month on the latest developments in Sudan and to submit a report to this effect to their heads of state and government, he added.