Sudan’s New PM Vows to Promote Peace, Economy as Top Transition Priorities

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Addis Ababa ENA August 22/2019 Abdallah Hamdok swore in as the new Prime Minister of Sudan’s Transitional Government, vowing in his first statement to put peace and economy issues on the top of his priorities.

The Forces for Freedom and Change (CCF) that led the four-month protests in Sudan and the military council that deposed al-Bashir agreed to appoint as Prime Minister for the transitional government.

In a press conference after the swearing-in ceremony, the 15th Prime Minister of Sudan described the revolution that toppled the former regime last April as “the greatest revolution” and added that his program will be based on the realization of the slogan of the December Revolution “Freedom, Peace and Justice.”

He stressed that the priority during the 39-month transitional period will be to “end the war, build sustainable peace and stop the suffering of the war-affected displaced people as well as to build a national economy based on production.”

Also, he pointed to the need of reforming state institutions, fighting corruption, building a state of transparency and justice, developing moderate external relations, and fair representation of women.

Hamdok expressed his conviction of the tremendous capabilities that characterize the Sudanese economy, paving the way for dealing with its economic crisis.

It is to be recalled that Ethiopia and the African Union have paled in brokering peace deal between Sudanese Military Transition Council and the opposition Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) that paved the way for the Premiership of Abdallah Hamdok. 

The new Sudanese Prime Minister, Abdallah Hamdok, served as deputy executive secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) from November 2011.