Al-Burhan Affirms his Commitment to Work for Success of Transitional Phase

Khartoum-(SUNA) – The President of the Transitional Sovereignty Council, Gen. Abdul-Fattah Al-Burhan, has affirmed the keenness and commitment of the government, with all its components, to work for success of the transitional period and holding of free and fair elections that lead to an elected civilian government.

This came when he received Monday in his office the Ambassador of Britain to Sudan, Giles Lever, and the special envoy of Britain to Sudan and South Sudan State, Robert Fairweather, in the presence of the British Military Attaché to Sudan.

The President of the Transitional Sovereignty Council has briefed the British delegation on the current political situation in the country and the continuous efforts to move in the transitional phase to the goal of achieving peace, security and stability in the country, and praised the historical relations that are characterize the relations between Sudan and Britain.

The British Ambassador said that the meeting dealt with ways to strengthen the relations between the two countries in the security fields, especially the cooperation between the Sudanese and British Armed Forces and the exchange of expertise and experiences between the two sides.

On his part, the British special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan praised Al-Burhan’s concern and assurances to work for success of the transitional period, and congratulated the Sudanese government on the peace process it reached with the armed struggle movements through the Juba Agreement for Peace in Sudan, expressing his hope that the leader of the SPLM – North, Abdul-Aziz Al-Hilu, and the leader of the Sudan Liberation Movement, Abdul-Wahid Mohamed Nour, will join the peace process in Sudan.

The British envoy said that the meeting dealt with the Sudanese and British strategic dialogue, affirming his country’s keenness of his country to build advanced bilateral relations for the benefit of the two friendly peoples.

He announced that the British Minister of African Affairs will visit Sudan on Wednesday to hold a number of meetings with the heads of the Transitional Sovereignty Council and ministers to discuss a number of issues of common concern to the two countries.

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