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3 Sudanese ambassadors decry military takeover

Sudan’s military announces state of emergency, dissolves government

Mahmoud al-Bazm   | 26.10.2021
3 Sudanese ambassadors decry military takeover Sudanese people take the streets after the 'military coup' attempt in Khartoum, Sudan on October 25, 2021. Political parties on Monday called for a general strike and protests in Sudan, following a military takeover of the civilian government and arrest of top officials. ( Mahmoud Hjaj - Anadolu Agency )

KHARTOUM, Sudan

Sudan’s ambassador to France, Belgium and Switzerland on Tuesday condemned the military takeover in the country, according to the Information Ministry of the dissolved government.

This came in a statement issued by the ministry on Facebook and signed by Omar Bashir Manis, Sudan's Ambassador to France, Abdel Rahim Ahmed Khalil, the Sudanese Ambassador to Belgium and the European Union and Abdel Rahim Ahmed Khalil, Sudan’s Ambassador to Switzerland and the United Nations Office.

"We condemn in the strongest terms the brutal military coup against your glorious revolution, and we welcome the strong international positions and call on peace-loving countries and peoples to reject the coup," the ambassadors said.

"We declare our total alignment with the heroic resistance of our people, which the whole world is watching, and we announce that the Sudanese embassies in France, Belgium and Switzerland are embassies for the Sudanese people and their revolution," the statement read.

On Monday, Sudan’s ruling military council announced a state of emergency and dissolved the transitional sovereign council and the government, hours after detaining Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and ministers in his civilian government.

The council also suspended some provisions of the constitutional document outlining the political transition in Sudan.

After a failed military coup last month, deep tensions erupted between the military and the civilian administration in Sudan amid rival protests in Khartoum.

Before the military takeover, Sudan was administered by a sovereign council of military and civilian officials, which oversaw the transition period until elections slated for 2023, as part of a precarious power-sharing pact between the military and the Forces for Freedom and Change coalition.

*Writing by Mahmoud Barakat

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