Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdouk announced that foreign relations are at the heart of the government’s duties according to the constitutional document. He wrote on Twitter: “We must be aware that commitment to institutional roles and responsibilities is essential to building a true democratic state.”
He welcomed the statement of the President of the Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan About his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Hamdouk added: “We are committed to work to fulfill the demands of the transitional period and overcome the challenges in Sudan.”
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وتبقي الوثيقة الدستورية هي الإطار القانوني في تحديد المسؤوليات، ويجب علينا الالتزام بما تحدده من مهام وصلاحيات. فالعلاقات الخارجية من صميم مهام مجلس الوزراء وفقًا لما تنص عليه الوثيقة الدستورية.
نرحب بالتعميم الصحفي لرئيس مجلس السيادة الانتقالي الفريق أول ركن عبدالفتاح البرهان حول اجتماعه مع رئيس الوزراء الاسرائيلي. ونظل ملتزمين بالمضي قدماً من أجل إنجاز مستحقات المرحلة الانتقالية المهمة وتجاوز التحديات الماثلة أمامنا.
Our sources reported that an emergency closed cabinet meeting was held, on Tuesday, headed by Abdullah Hamdouk and Chairman of the Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, at the Republican Palace to discuss the issue of Al-Burhan’s meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Uganda on Monday.
The sources confirmed that Hamdock and some of the components of the Sovereign Council are aware of this meeting, which was arranged for him a few days ago.
While Sudanese Minister of Information, Faisal Muhammad Saleh, made it clear on Monday evening that the government had received news of the President of the Sovereign Council and the Israeli Prime Minister, through the media. He added that the cabinet was not consulted about this meeting, noting that the government is awaiting clarifications after the return of the President of the Council of Sovereignty from his visit to Uganda, where the meeting took place.
Netanyahu revealed the meeting
The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, announced in a tweet on Twitter earlier, Monday, that he met the President of the Sudanese Council of Sovereignty, Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan, in Uganda.
While an Israeli official said in a statement: “Netanyahu believes that Sudan has started to move in a new and positive direction. Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, the President of the Sudanese Sovereign Council, wishes to help his country move forward in the process of modernization by ending its isolation and placing it on the world map.”
It is noteworthy that the President of the Sudanese Sovereign Council arrived in the Ugandan city of Entebbe on Monday, coinciding with Netanyahu’s visit to this country.
According to local Sudanese websites, the “unannounced” proof visit aims to hold discussions with Uganda on common regional issues.