The African Union and United Nations Reject External Interference 

Sudan Events – Talal Mudathir

The annual consultative meeting of the African Peace and Security Council and members of the United Nations Security Council at the headquarters of the African Union in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, concluded on Friday that the African Union and the United Nations rejected external intervention in Sudan. They warned that it might lead to aggravation of the conflict in the African country.

The joint statement issued by the council said that they reaffirm the priority of dialogue and reconciliation in order to achieve and sustain peace in Sudan. It also reaffirmed the urgent need for the two parties to put the interests of the country and its people above all else. Hostilities to stop immediately in preparation for a permanent ceasefire.

At the conclusion of its statement, the council called to resume the political transition process, culminating in holding elections in order to form a democratically elected government with civilian leadership. This includes the necessity of inclusion and participation of all Sudanese stakeholders who represent all classes of society in the political process, in order to ensure full ownership of the people of Sudan in the peace process.

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