The Transitional Military Council and the Forces for Freedom and Change have today initialled a political agreement on the formation of the structures and institutions of governance in the transition period. This is a further positive step. The continued efforts of the African Union/Ethiopian mediation played an important role in this achievement.
It is important that both sides now continue their discussions on outstanding issues and promptly conclude a constitutional agreement as foreseen.
As soon as a civilian-led transitional government is in place, the EU stands ready to assist Sudan on its path towards peace and stability.