The EU wants to see a stable, peaceful and prosperous Sudan. To achieve this EU implements five political approaches.
First, the EU meets with the Sudanese government, political actors, women and youth groups, as well as civil society for dialogue. The dialogue is focused on issues of joint interest, such as peace and stability, inclusive and sustainable development and prosperity, democratization and respect for human rights. The informal dialogue allows both the EU and Sudan to address common issues of interest, including global challenges such as climate change and regional issues such as migration and cooperation in the Nile Basin.
Second, the EU encourages Sudan's constructive engagement with its neighbours and supports regional integration and trans-boundary cooperation. The EU wants to see Sudan active in the area of North, Central and Horn of Africa through positive diplomatic relations and constructive cooperation through the regional organisations like the African Union (AU), Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), League of Arab States (LAS) and other institutions. The EU supports those organisations and supports its member states to play a peaceful and stabilising role.
The December revolution of 2018 has shown that the people of Sudan have protested not only against the dramatic price increases of essential goods, but also and mainly for freedom, peace and justice. Thus, as third, the EU supports this aspiration and have expressed to the government that was sworn in Sudan in August 2019, the readiness to accompany the peaceful transition both, politically and economically.
Fourth, the European Union plays an important role in building bridges between Sudan and Europe. EU bodies like EU Parliament (EP), European Commission (EC), European External Action Service (EEAS), European Development Aid and Cooperation (DEVCO), European Commission’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), and European Union Member States work together, hand in hand, in full cooperation and coordination to this end through a steady flow of high level and technical visits and through a wide range of programs in Sudan.
Fifth, the EU addresses issues of peace, democracy, human rights, sustainable development and humanitarian assistance also in regional and international fora. The EU continues to support the Sudanese government in the international forums and organisations and platforms to receive political and financial support. The EU will continue to do that as long as the government in Sudan is working for peace, freedom and justice.
- For more information on our political support to the transitional government in 2020 see the main highlights.