Khartoum, Sept. 27  (SUNA) - The member of the Transitional Sovereignty Council, Lieutenant General Shams El-Din Kabbashi, renewed the military institution position of leaving the political process, and its commitment to help all parties to reach the required consensus, to manage what is remaining of the transitional period.

During his meeting with the European Union's envoy to the Horn of Africa, Annette Weber, at the Republican Palace today, General Kabbashi, reviewed the overall developments in the country, particularly the process of consensus between actors in the political scene, and the surrounding complexities.

He pointed to the need for reaching national consensus as soon as possible, encouraging in the same time  the political parties to speed up pace of negotiation to reach a consensus for achieving the tasks of the limited transitional period, that lead to a free and fair elections with the monitoring  of international at the end of the transitional period.

 Regarding the situation in the region, especially the conflict in Ethiopia, Lieutenant General Kabbashi indicated that Sudan’s position towards the conflict is based on urging the parties in neighbouring Ethiopia to the importance of sitting for dialogue, stressing Sudan’s readiness by virtue of its presidency of the IGAD, and neighbourliness, to play a positive role in settling the conflict for the benefit of the region's stability.

The EU envoy for the Horn of Africa indicated that the Union looks forward to a positive role for Sudan, regarding what is going on in Ethiopia by virtue of the relationship that binds the two countries, noting that the recent meeting between the President of the TSC  and the Ethiopian Prime Minister, would pave the way for the Sudan to play a positive role in settling the conflict in Ethiopia.

The EU envoyhas  urged the Sudanese political parties to take into account the time factor and the importance of speeding up the  negotiations, to reach consensus on the issues of the political transition in Sudan.


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