FILE: UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash
CAIRO – 4 August 2019: UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Sunday Sudan has turned over the page of being ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood.
“Sudan is turning the page of the rule of Al-Bashir and the Muslim Brotherhood into a new era in its political history by turning to civil rule,” Gargash tweeted.
“The path to a state of institutions, stability and prosperity will not be filled with roses, but our confidence is in the brotherly Sudan and its people,” he added.
Sudan's ruling military council and main opposition coalition have agreed on a constitutional declaration which will pave the way for a new period of transitional government.
African Union mediator Mohamed Hassan Lebatt made the announcement early on Saturday, without giving any details.
Sudan has been in turmoil since the military ousted President Omar al-Bashir in April.
Protests first broke out in December after Bashir's government imposed emergency austerity measures. He was then overthrown by the military in April after prolonged protests outside the defense ministry in Khartoum.