Al-Burhan Meets US Special Envoy to Discuss Ongoing Sudan Crisis

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Sudan’s head of the Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan met with US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman in his office in Khartoum on Saturday, along with al-Burhan’s deputy Mohamed Hamdan Hamedti and Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok.

According to a statement posted by the US Embassy in Khartoum, Feltman has underlined US support for a civilian democratic transition in accordance with the expressed wishes of Sudan’s people, and urged all parties to recommit to working together to implement constitutional declaration and the Juba Agreement for Peace.

Al-Burhan affirmed the Armed Forces would protect the transition towards elections and democratisation and reassured their intention to impair any attempted coup from blocking the democratic transition, according to local reports.

Sudanese Prime Minister praised the proficiency of the head of the Sovereign Council and his leaders for carrying out the transitional period and pledged to cooperate with him to eventually fulfil the transitional period’s tasks.

Abdel Fattah al-Burhan

General Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman al-Burhan is a Sudanese politician and Sudanese Army general. Currently serving as Chairman of the Sovereignty Council of Sudan. Before assuming this role in August 2019, he was the de facto head of state of Sudan as Chairman of the Transitional Military Council after former Chairman Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf resigned and transferred control in April 2019.

Abdel Fattah al-Burhan was born in 1960 in the village of Kundato in northern Sudan, to a religious family. al-Burhan studied elementary and intermediate level in his village school. And later moved to Shendi to complete his education before joining the Sudanese Military College among the 31st batch.

In early June 2019 the Sudanese Security Forces and Rapid Support Forces, including Janjaweed militias, led by al-Burhan and his deputy cracked down on peaceful protests in Sudan. Starting with the 3 June Khartoum massacre. Dozens of peaceful protesters were killed. About forty of the bodies were thrown in the river Nile. Hundreds were tortured, violated and raped in the streets of Khartoum.

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