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AU: Political agreement in Sudan is a step towards constitutional legitimacy

Sudan's top general Abdel Fattah al-Burhan (L) and Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok lift documents during a deal-signing ceremony to restore the transition to civilian rule in the country in the capital Khartoum, on November 21, 2021 [AFP via Getty Images]
Sudan's top general Abdel Fattah al-Burhan (L) and Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok lift documents during a deal-signing ceremony to restore the transition to civilian rule in the country in the capital Khartoum, on November 21, 2021 [AFP via Getty Images]

The African Union on Monday welcomed the signing of a political agreement in Sudan between Army Commander Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan and Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Sunday, considering the move a step "towards a return to constitutional legitimacy."

In a statement to the head of the Sovereign Council, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki, said the agreement "is an important step towards returning to the constitutional legitimacy on which the transitional phase in Sudan was founded."

According to the statement, the African official called on "all political and social partners to deepen the path of democratic transition in an atmosphere of peace and national reconciliation."

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He affirmed his solidarity with Sudan to promote peace and prepare for free elections.

On Sunday, Al-Burhan called on the African Union to end the freezing of Sudan's membership in the organisation.

On 27 October, the Union froze Khartoum's participation in its activities, two days after "the Sudanese army seized power and dissolved the transitional government," according to a statement at the time.

On Sunday, Al-Burhan and Hamdok signed a political agreement with the aim of ending a crisis that emerged as a result of the army's unilateral move, which many have called a coup.

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