Sudanese military leaders renew commitment to political framework
11 March 2023
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The Sudanese army, on [11 March], renewed its commitment to the political framework agreement and rejected what is called “bidding” with its positions to achieve political gain. The political crisis in Sudan has entered a new phase since last February after a rift over the framework agreement between the chairman of the Sovereign Council and the commander-in-chief of the Sudanese army and his deputy and the commander of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). The position of army leaders has evolved from calling for the acceptance of more forces to demanding the RSF integration and criticizing the business activities of its leader. The latter, on the other hand, repeated accusations that they want to hold on to power and stressed his support for power handover to civilians. The Sudanese army spokesman on Saturday stressed “the commitment of the army and its leadership to the course of the ongoing political process and strict and complete compliance with what was agreed upon in the framework agreement”. [...] The civil forces that signed the framework agreement welcomed the statement issued by the official spokesman of the army. They said that it carried important and positive messages. [...] The non-signatory group issued a statement on [10 March] expressing concern over the escalating rift within the military component and appealed for restraint and dialogue to end the current crisis in the country. The non-signatories further spoke about what they called the “bias of some international and regional mechanisms” toward one political group. They appealed to the international and regional community facilitating the ongoing efforts to end the Sudanese crisis to “be neutral and to stand at the same distance from all political and civil forces”.
Read the full article here: Sudan Tribune