Egypt calls on Sudanese parties to form transitional govt

Sudanese protesters rallying against the military, take to the streets of the capital Khartoum, on Jan 6, 2022. The protests came following the resignation of the civilian prime minister Abdalla Hamdok this week leaving the military fully in charge. (PHOTO / AFP)

CAIRO – Egypt's Foreign Ministry on Saturday called on all Sudanese parties "to work on choosing a consensus new transitional prime minister and forming a new government as soon as possible."

"Egypt closely follows the recent developments in Sudan and boosts the United Nations moves for achieving stability in the country via activating a dialogue among all sides," the ministry said in a statement.

Only the dialogue will settle the ongoing crisis and prevent chaos, Egypt's Foreign Ministry said, stressing "Egypt's readiness to support new transitional Sudanese government by all means"

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Only the dialogue will settle the ongoing crisis and prevent chaos, it added, stressing "Egypt's readiness to support new transitional Sudanese government by all means."

"Security and stability of Sudan is an indispensable part of Egypt's security and stability," said the statement.

Earlier, the UN said it would hold talks in Sudan, aimed at salvaging a democratic transition. Volker Perthes, the UN envoy for Sudan, said the UN-facilitated political process would seek a "sustainable path forward towards democracy and peace" in the country.

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