The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) yesterday proposed a new initiative to "facilitate dialogue between the Sudanese parties" and find a radical solution to the country's crisis, the Sudanese Sovereign Council said in a statement.
The statement said the head of IGAD mission in Sudan, Dr. Osman Hassan Beleil, met with a member of the Sovereign Council, Salma Abdel-Jabbar, in the capital Khartoum and briefed her on the initiative which aims at overcoming the current political situation in Sudan.
IGAD's Secretary-General Dr Workneh Gebeyehu's approach to adopt negotiations with the parties to the political process.
The statement said Abdul-Jabbar welcomed the initiative and "IGAD's role in consolidating the foundations of stability and development in the IGAD countries."
Since 25 October 2021, Sudan has been experiencing a severe political crisis, after army chief Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan declared a state of emergency, dissolved the Sovereignty Council and the transitional ministers, and put them under house arrest.