Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC) have officially signed a landmark power-sharing deal at a joyous ceremony in the capital, Khartoum, on Saturday.
The TMC Deputy Chairman Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Daglo signed on behaf of the TMC, while Ahmed al-Rabia signed on behalf of the FFC.
The agreement was also signed by the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, the African Union Commissioner, Moussa Faki, the Egyptian Prime Minister, Dr. Mustafa Madbouli, the Foreign Minister of Finland on behalf of the European Union and the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Yousif bin Ahmed Al-Uthaimen, as witnesses.
The documents’ signing was attended by the TMC Chairman, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Fattah Al-Burhan, the Chadian President, Idris Deby, the President of South Sudan State, Salva Kiir, the Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, and the President of the Central African Republic, Faustin-Archange Touadéra.
The agreement signed Saturday paves the way for a transitional government led by Abdalla Hamdok, an economist, to take power on Sept. 1.