The interim government of Sudan on Thursday insisted on not recognizing “all the results” of Monday’s coup, denied “contacts” with the “coup officials” and accepted the “immediate lifting of all unconstitutional measures” over the past few days.
The ministers of the Sudanese government, led by Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, issued a statement this Thursday reiterating their “opposition” to the coup by the President of the Transitional Sovereign Council, Abdelfatá al Burhan, and to the “liberation” of the heads of government and the Restoration of “its national and constitutional functions”, announced the Ministry of Information through its profile on the social network Facebook.
On the other hand, the government has rejected a statement by the Secretary of State for the Department of Culture, Graham Abdelkader, expressing the “authority of the coup” for which the executive has stated “not represented” for the department or “for the vision.” of the transitional cabinet “.
In this context, the executive has stated that the ministries have “been in constant contact” with the Prime Minister’s office and with “diplomatic missions from around the world” “since the beginning of the coup”.
At the same time, the interim government stressed that “the officials of the coup plotters have no authority or contact with any of the institutions that are subordinate to the prime minister’s state.”
On the other hand, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this Thursday expressed its rejection of the dismissal of Sudanese ambassadors in several countries announced on Wednesday by Al Burhan.
The putschists exonerated the African country’s ambassadors in the USA, Qatar, China and France, the European Union and the head of the Sudanese mission in Geneva, who had criticized the coup and campaigned for Hamdok.
“The ambassadors who oppose the military coup and the softening of the transition period are the legitimate representatives of the Sudanese government,” defended the Foreign Ministry in this context, which called the layoffs “illegal” and reminded them that “they are not” of the constitution supports.”
For her part, the foreign minister of the transitional government, Maryam Sadik, has “confirmed the positions of the ambassadors, diplomats and administrative officials of Sudan who rejected the military coup and did not recognize any decision made by the army commander”.
“I am proud of the ambassadors of Sudan who emerged from the womb of the glorious popular revolution and their brave resistance. Any free ambassador who rejected the coup is a victory for the revolution,” he shouted to “die World to insure “. . “that” they are the legitimate representatives of the Sudanese government. “
Meanwhile, another day of protests has developed in the country this Thursday, to which the military responded with violence, with at least two dead and one injured on the last day, the Central Committee of Doctors of Sudan announced.
“We ask the masses of our people to continue the peaceful demonstrations and civil disobedience until the military coup is overthrown and constitutional legality is restored,” the government demanded again this Thursday and again called on the armed forces to “ensure the safety of citizens and renounce violence and fire to prevent them from voicing their positions in the face of the military coup.
The President of the Sovereign Transitional Council, who is also Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, announced on Monday that this body and the transitional government would be dissolved on the occasion of the coup and at the same time imposed a state of emergency in the country after weeks of tensions between civilians and the military.
Al Burhan defended the coup on Tuesday, denouncing that after weeks of tension and allegations between civilians and military, the political forces wanted to “monopolize” the transition before promising the army would “not interfere in the formation of the new” executive branch .
According to the transitional authorities, Sudan was the scene of an attempted coup in mid-September by a group of officers of the armed forces who are allegedly connected to former President Omar Hasan al Bashir, which took place in 2019 after months of massive demonstrations against him.
The transitional authorities were established following an agreement between the previous military junta that emerged after the 2019 coup and various civil organizations and political opposition formations. This government has launched a series of social and economic reforms and has reached a peace agreement with key rebel groups in Darfur and other areas of the country.
However, the September attempt sparked an exchange of criticism and accusations between civilian and military elements that exacerbated the political crisis, including Al Burhan’s motions to dissolve the government, which have led to confrontational demonstrations in recent days, authorities and the army.