Deal reached for a transitional government in Sudan
An agreement was reached between the Military Council and the opposition, taking an important step towards a transition to civilian rule to end the political crisis that followed a military coup in Sudan.
In Sudan, the parties agreed to form a transitional government between the Military Council and the opposition coalition, signing the Constitutional Declaration agreement.
Sudanese General Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo on behalf of the Military Council and Ahmed Al-Rabie, representing the opposition, signed the agreement.
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and South Sudan's President Salva Kiir were present at the signing ceremony.
According to the agreement, it was decided to establish a joint council of 11 people, including six civilians and five military officials.
The joint council is scheduled to rule Sudan for more than 3 years until elections are held.
Negotiations between the military transitional council, which has held power since April 2019, and the opposition have been ongoing for months.