United Arab Emirates has welcomed the appointment of Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al Burhan Abdelrahman as the new head of Sudan’s transitional military council.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation described the development as a “step forward reflecting the ambitions of the brotherly people of Sudan towards security, stability and development,” Read a statement by the UAE foreign affairs ministry.
“The UAE is following with a great interest this defining moment in Sudan’s modern history and reiterates full trust in the ability of the Sudanese people and their national army to survive the challenges in a way that ensures stability, prosperity and development for the nation,” the statement adedd.
“The UAE reaffirms its support for the steps taken by Sudan’s transitional military council to protect people and property, wishing these steps would ensure security and stability for the sisterly country.”
“UAE wishes all political, factional, popular and military leaders in the Republic of Sudan will work for protecting legitimacy and ensuring a peaceful transfer of power, a better future for the nation and national unity for the people of Sudan.” The statement concluded.
On Saturday, the chief of the military council General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan vowed to dismantle Bashir’s regime, and he lifted a night time curfew with immediate effect, two days after the Sudanese army toppled the veteran leader, who reached power in 1989.