On Saturday, US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman met with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, Chairman of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and Deputy Chairman Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, during a visit to Khartoum.
During the visit, Feltman emphasized the US’ support for a civilian democratic transition in accordance with the expressed wishes of Sudan’s people and urged all actors to recommit to working together to implement the constitutional declaration and Juba Peace Agreement, in a tweet by the US Embassy in Sudan.
The visit and the subsequent statement come amid the gathering of huge crowds of people in several parts of the Sudanese capital and other cities, in demonstrations against the prospect of military rule, as a political crisis in the country deepens.
The protests have resulted in deep political splits, with military leaders demanding a cabinet overhaul and civilian figures accusing the army of planning to seize power.
Last month, Sudan announced that it had thwarted a coup attempt which it later blamed on military officers and civilians linked to the former Omar al-Bashir regime.
Prime Minister Hamdok described the crisis as “the worst and most dangerous” the country has faced since the coup against al-Bashir.