On Thursday, Chairman of the Sudanese Transitional Sovereignty Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan asked the UN to support the transitional period in Sudan.
According to a statement from al-Burhan’s office, the Transitional Sovereignty Council chairman met with the UN Secretary-General’s representative and head of the UN mission in Sudan, Volker Perthes, and asked for humanitarian aid.
Affirming his cooperation with Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok until the planned elections, al-Burhan voiced his support for the government Hamdok will form during the meeting.
On his part, Perthes expressed the UN’s interest in the success of the transition in Sudan.
After relieving Mubarak Mahmoud, al-Burhan also issued a decree to appoint Khalifa Ahmed Khalifa as Acting Public Prosecutori.
Amid protests and accusations between the military and politicians, al-Burhan, the head of the ruling military council, dismissed Hamdok’s transitional government on October 25.
In order to end the weeks-long crisis that threatened to undermine Sudan’s transition to democracy, Hamdok was later reinstated on November 21 under a political agreement with al-Burhan.
As part of a precarious power-sharing pact between the military and Forces of Freedom and Change coalition, Sudan was administered, prior to the military takeover, by a sovereign council of military and civilian officials which was overseeing the transition period until elections in 2023.