Sudan is in need of a “civilian-led political transition” in order to realize the aspirations of the Sudanese people, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.
According to his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric, Guterres made the remarks during his meeting with the head of Sudan’s ruling Sovereign Council, Gen. Abdel-Fattah al-Burhan, late on Friday in New York on the sidelines of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.
Dujarric said, “The Secretary-General expressed serious concern about the continuing political crisis in Sudan, as well as the rapidly deteriorating security, economic and humanitarian situations.”
He expressed that, in order to realize stability, peace, and economic prosperity in Sudan, the UN chief “emphasized the urgent need for an inclusive political agreement that restores the civilian-led political transition.”
Since October 2021, when the military dismissed Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s transitional government and declared a state of emergency, a move decried by political forces as a “military coup,” Sudan has been without a functioning government.