European Union External Action

Statement by the Spokesperson on the situation in Sudan

Bruxelles, 05/07/2019 - 18:27, UNIQUE ID: 190705_11
Statements by the Spokesperson

Statement by the Spokesperson on the situation in Sudan

The agreement reached by the Transitional Military Council and the Forces for Freedom and Change in Sudan on a three-year civilian-led transition, as announced by the African Union, is a breakthrough.

The efforts of the African Union/Ethiopian mediation have played a crucial role in facilitating the two sides reaching an agreement.

It is important that the parties implement the agreement reached in good faith and also continue talks on outstanding issues. A competent and an empowered civilian government that can restore peace, deliver economic prosperity and protect the human rights of all in Sudan should be formed promptly.

As soon as such a government takes office, the EU will be ready to engage with it on ways to support the transition.

The European Union is committed to a stable, democratic and prosperous future for Sudan, for the benefit of its people, and will continue its work with all the stakeholders with this objective firmly in mind.