Addis Ababa, November 2, 2021 (Walta) – The head of the dissolved Sudanese government, Abdullah Hamdok, confirmed that he will not be a party to any arrangements “according to the coup decisions” of the army in Sudan.
Hamdok’s office stated, in a statement, on Monday, that he met with the ambassadors of the United States, Britain and Norway, where he stressed that he “will not be a party to any arrangements in accordance with the coup decisions issued on October 25.”
He pointed to the necessity of restoring the situation to what it was on October 24, stressing the legitimacy of his government and the transitional institutions. He also considered that his release and the full practice of his work by the Council of Ministers “is the key to resolving the crisis.”
The statement indicated that the ambassadors informed “the Prime Minister of the arrival of the US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, Jeffrey Feltman, to Khartoum at dawn on Tuesday, November 2, to continue efforts to defuse the crisis.”
Sudan is going through a new military coup, as the army chief, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, announced, on Monday, the dissolution of the Sovereignty Council and the government and the imposition of a state of emergency in the country, after most ministers and civilian officials in power were suspended, while international pressure escalated for the return of civilians to power.
The army tried to absorb international criticism by returning the dismissed prime minister, who was among those arrested, to his home, after Western countries and the United Nations stressed the need to release him.
But his office said that he is still “under heavy guard,” noting that “a number of ministers and political leaders are still under arrest in unknown locations.”
(Source: “Sputnik” + Sudanese media)