On September 5th, 2019, the Prime Minister of Sudan Dr. Abdalla Hamdok, announced the formation of his Transitional Cabinet including a female foreign minister, for the first time in the country’s history. The ministers took oath of office on September 8th, 2019 before the President of the Sovereign Council. Consultations are underway to form the Transitional Legislative Council and states governments.
The Prime Minister, Dr. Hamdok enumerated the priorities of his government in achieving peace in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile, addressing the pressing challenges facing the economy, achieving transitional justice, reforming the civil service and having a balanced foreign policy.
Welcoming these important milestones and the formation of a civilian-led government, the African Union Peace and Security Council decided on September 6th, 2019 to lift the suspension of the participation of Sudan in the AU’s activities, which was in effect since June 6th, 2019. The Council called on “all countries concerned to lift all economic and financial sanctions imposed on Sudan, including removing Sudan from the list of countries sponsoring terrorism, with a view to enhance the economic activities and encourage foreign investments”.
The economic crisis was the trigger behind the protests that deposed the previous regime. Delisting Sudan from the States Sponsors of Terrorism (SST) list is crucial to saving the Sudanese economy from this crisis. All friends of Sudan in the United States are called upon to put their hands together to achieve that end as soon as possible. It’s hoped that the United States will not cripple the Transitional Government or stand in the way of the Sudanese people’s march towards democracy and peace by delaying the deserved delisting.
Monday, September 9, 2019
source: Press Release