Burhan: Negotiations to fulfill people’s demands

Agencies – Sudan Events

The President of the Sudanese Sovereign Council and Commander-in-Chief of the Army, Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, on Sunday stressed Sudan would not accept the outcome of any negotiations with the rebel Rapid Support unless they meet the demands of the Sudanese people.

Jeddah is hosting arduous negotiations over a period of months discussing issues of delivering relief, achieving a ceasefire, and the possibility of reaching a permanent cessation of hostilities, with mediation by USA, Saudi Arabia, the African Union, and IGAD.

Al-Burhan arrived in Madani, the capital of Gezira State, on Sunday as part of a state tour during which he addresses military units.

While addressing the officers, non-commissioned officers and privates of the 1st Infantry Division, Burhan said that any peace negotiations that do not meet the desire of the Sudanese people will not be acceptable. He stressed that no foreign solution would be imposed on the Sudan and its people.

Al-Burhan criticized the political forces that he said supported the rebellion for personal gains, saying that they cannot access power over the skulls and body parts of Sudanese.

“The rebel militia killed, raped, robbed and plundered the Sudanese, How can it rule them?” “Those who support it, especially politicians, should know that people will renounce them as they renounced the rebellion.”

The army commander stressed the government’s determination to work to find radical solutions to the Sudanese crisis, “We went to negotiate with an open heart in order to reach a just, comprehensive and lasting peace, and we say to those who tour international capitals lookingh for solutions that the solution is at home and they must negotiate with the Sudanese people, who will reject the rebels and all who cooperates with him.” He said.

He underlined that the mobilization of more than 40,000 people from Gezira State was in fact salient evidence of national unity in Sudan.

Al-Burhan affirmed the continuation of what he called the “Battle of Dignity” to defeat the Rapid Support Forces with the determination of the armed forces and the support of the Sudanese people, pointing to the determination of the armed forces to purge the nation, establish security and achieve peace.

In his first comment on the appointment of Ramadan Lamamra as personal envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Sudan, Al-Burhan issued a clear warning to the UN official against bias towards certain political forces.

“We say to the personal envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, if you align with a specific political group, your fate will be like those before you,” He added referring to the fate of Volcker and the UNITAMS mission.

On Friday, the UN Security Council voted by an overwhelming majority to terminate the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Sudan and liquidate it as of March 2024, with its tasks transferred to the United Nations agencies and funds operating in Sudan, in response to the request of the government, which said it wanted to end the mandate of the international mission, which had begun its duties in 2020, under Article- 6, to assist the transitional government in the democratic transition and achieving peace.

“To those who beg in the capitals of the world and claim to bring solutions, we are here, the Sudanese people are here, and no solutions will be imposed on us from abroad.” Al-Burhan concluded.

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