Sudan is preparing for one of the biggest events in its recent history, the final signing of the agreement on the constitutional document between the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC) and the Transitional Military Council (TMC).
The signing will take place on Saturday at an official ceremony attended by at least eight Presidents, the UN secretary-general, the president of the EU Commission and African, Arab and Western leaders.
According to Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, the eight Presidents include the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in his capacity as African Union President, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and Chadian President Idriss Deby. African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, as well as a representative of the US State Department, foreign ministers of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council and other Gulf are expected to attend, the source said.
The forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change organize “popular celebrations” throughout the country, the details of which have not yet been disclosed.
After the final signing, according to the timetable for the formation of the transitional government, August 18 “Sunday” will witness the ceremony of the Sovereign Council’s members appointment, and the dissolution of the Transitional Military Council, while the appointed Council will sworn in next “Monday”.
On 19 August, the Sovereign Council will appoint the Prime Minister, who will sworn in before the Chief Justice and the Sovereign Council members the day after his appointment.
It is expected that early September will witness the first joint meeting between the Council of Ministers and the Council of Sovereignty, marking the launch of the comprehensive peace process in Sudan, and the beginning of a new era in the country, ending the party affiliations and establish state of law, as stipulated in the Constitutional Declaration and Political Declaration.
Source: Asharq Al-Awsat