By: Zuleikha Abdul Raziq
Khartoum – Chairman of the Transitional Military Council, Lt. Gen. (PSC) Abdul Fatah Al-Burhan departed yesterday to the United Arab Emirates in a one-day official visit.
Al Burhan will discuss during his visit with the UAE Crown Prince the bilateral relations and the developments in Sudan.
It is worth noting that the Chairman of Transitional Military Council(TMC), Lt. Gen. Abdul-Fattah Al-Burhan returned home Saturday evening after paying a one-day official visit to Egypt during which he held talks with Egyptian President, Abdul-Fattah Al-Sisi on relations between the two countries .
He was received at Khartoum airport by the TMC Deputy Chairman, Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Daglo.
TMC Spokesman, Gen. Shamsa-Eddin Kabbashi said in press statements that Lt. Gen. Al-Burhan conveyed to President Al-Sisi appreciations of government and people of Sudan to Egypt over its stances supportive to Sudan , disclosing that it was the first external visit for the TMC Chairman which indicates to firmness of bonds that link the two countries.
He added that Lt. Gen Al-Burhan thanked President Al-Sisi who is the chairman of current AU session, for considerable efforts he made to address the situations in Sudan.
The TMC Spokesman further added that the Lt. Gen. Al-Burhan presented a briefing to President Al-Sisi on developments of political situations in Sudan and that the Egyptian president affirmed Egypt support Sudan’ security and stability, saying he will exert more efforts through the AU chair to address the situation in Sudan.
It is worth noting the head of the Transitional Military Council (TMC), Abdel Fattah al-Burham travelled to Cairo where he discussed the with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi bilateral relations between the two countries and the ongoing efforts to transfer power to civilian authority in Sudan.
Al-Burhan “thanked al-Sisi for his support to Sudan through his chairmanship of the African Union to deal with the situation in Sudan,” said Shams al-Din Kabbashi, TMC spokesperson after the return of al-Burhan to Khartoum.
For his part, the official spokesman of the Egyptian presidency said that al-Burhan reviewed the situation in Sudan and efforts exerted to deal with the latest developments there.
Ambassador Bassam Radi added that al-Sisi expressed his confidence in the ability of the Sudanese people and state institutions to restore stability and achieve security and preserve the capabilities of the State of Sudan.
The Egyptian president who is also the chairman of the African Union further stressed the importance of joining regional and international efforts to help Sudan to achieve the benchmarks of this stage and deal with the economic crisis for the benefit of the Sudanese people..
The spokesman added that the al-Burhan briefed al-Sisi on the political developments in Sudan, noting that the Egyptian president affirmed Egypt’s support for the security and stability of Sudan and vowed to make more efforts to address the situation in Sudan through his presidency of the African Union.
According to the Egyptian presidency, the two sides agreed to continue “intensive consultation with the aim of contributing to the stability of Sudan and activating the free will of the Sudanese people and to bias their options”.
Last April, the Egyptian president, in his capacity as chairman of the African Union, held a meeting with heads of states of the African Peace and Security Council and agreed to extend the deadline for handing power to a civilian government for two months instead of two weeks.