Chairman of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan. (Courtesy photo)

Sudan’s Democratic Forces emphasize need for dialogue to resolve crisis

The Coordination of the National Democratic Forces has stressed the need for Sudanese to dialogue to end the ongoing war between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and to find a solution to the current crisis in Sudan.

The Coordination of the National Democratic Forces has stressed the need for Sudanese to dialogue to end the ongoing war between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and to find a solution to the current crisis in Sudan.

Following a meeting with the Chairman of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council, Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, a member of the Coordination, Ali Askouri, stated that they addressed the overall situation in the country, the stance of political forces, and the efforts made to unify the national front and broaden the participation base for all Sudanese political forces.

He added that Gen. Al Burhan expressed his support for this direction, saying that the state is ready and wants all political groups to agree on political action to form a government and begin rebuilding Sudan after the end of the war.

“The meeting discussed the program and plans of the Coordination following its recent conference which was attended by Malik Agar Eyre, the Deputy Chairman of the Sovereignty Council and Chairman of the Coordination,” Askouri said.

Meanwhile, Mustafa Tambour, the spokesperson for the Coordination of National Democratic Forces in Port Sudan, said that the chairman of the Sovereignty Council was briefed on the results of the first conference of the Coordination of National Democratic Forces.

“The Coordination affirmed its support for the Sudan Armed Forces as they fight the battle of dignity and that any political process would only begin after eliminating the rebel militias that seek to hijack and destroy the country,” Tambour stated. “During the meeting, the necessity of signing a political charter between the Sudan Armed forces and the Coordination of National Forces was agreed upon.”

Earlier this week, a group of Sudanese political parties announced the formation of a coalition comprising political parties supportive of the Sudanese Army and intends to sign a charter with the Army.

Since 15 April 2023, Sudan has witnessed military confrontations between the Sudanese Army and the Rapid Support Forces, leading to the death of thousands and the displacement of millions of Sudanese internally and externally.