The Delegation of the European Union announces that His Excellency Mr. Pekka Haavisto, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland and the President of the European Council of Ministers will arrive to Sudan on Saturday 17 August to attend the signing ceremony between the forces of Freedom and Change and the transitional military council.
Their excellences Mr. Jean-Christophe Belliard and the Deputy Secretary-General for Political Affairs of the European External Action Service will attend the event.
This is the second visit by Mr. Pekka Haavisto to Sudan were he came in July to convey the European Union’s position on Sudan as agreed by the Foreign Affairs Council of 17 June to the different Sudanese authorities and stakeholders.
Mr. Haavisto also visited Ethiopia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates to discuss the transfer of Sudan to a civilian-led transition.
Mr. Haavisto also presented a report to the 28 Member States in the European Foreign Affairs Council about the situation in Sudan.
The EU high level participation in the signing ceremony shows the EU continued engagement on the situation in Sudan, standing by the Sudanese parties who reached an agreement as well as calling on regional and international actors to play a constructive role.
Khartoum 16th August 2019