President El-Sisi's Closing Statement at Consultative Summit of Regional Partners of Sudan
Wednesday، 24 April 2019 - 01:49 PM
Excellencies Heads of State and Government,
Distinguished Heads of Delegations,
Our emergency summit today was held under very critical circumstances for our brotherly Sudan, which represents a historic turning point in its modern history. It is a decisive moment that requires the solidarity of all our African brothers to show solidarity and support for the Sudan, based on the historic responsibility of the African countries, relying on the spirit of solidarity and African brotherhood, seeking strengthening the ongoing efforts of the Sudanese parties towards the realization of the aspirations of the Sudanese people.
The Summit issued a statement on the most important issues that have been agreed upon, and our vision for joint action to support the Sudanese efforts towards peaceful democratization.
The meeting underscored the deep appreciation of the participating countries for the courage and determination demonstrated by the Sudanese people in their peaceful quest towards realizing their legitimate hopes and aspirations in launching a comprehensive process of peaceful democratic transformation that would bring stability, development and prosperity to the Sudan.
Today's discussions reflected a common political will to work together to support the brotherly Sudanese people, based on the AU's principles and objectives related to the achievement of peace, security and stability of the continent and reaffirm our commitment to the unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Sudan. Our meeting today also fully supported the role of the African Union in supporting Sudan to overcome the political, security and economic challenges facing it at this important stage of its history.
We also agreed that there is a dire need to address the current situation in the Sudan, based on the rapid restoration of the constitutional order through a democratic political process owned and led by the Sudanese themselves, thus realizing the hopes and aspirations of the Sudanese people for establishing a comprehensive democratic political system, consolidating the rule of law, protecting and promoting human rights and the sustainable and effective economic development, with the support of the African Union and the international community.
We have listened to a useful briefing from the Chairperson of the AU Commission Mr. Moussa Faki on his recent visit to Sudan and follow up of the Sudanese authorities' adopted measures about the transitional stage. We have agreed to give more time to the authorities and parties to carry out these measures.
We urged the international community to pursue its economic aid to Sudan amidst the current economic challenges and ease the burden of Sudan's debts. The participants highlighted keenness on supporting Sudan's efforts in securing its borders, preventing any legal transborders activities including human trafficking, arms smuggling and organized crime that destabilize Sudan and the region's stability and security.
We have directed the foreign ministers of the participating countries to hold a follow up meeting within a month to consider the developments in Sudan and submit a report to heads of state and government.