Written by Sarah Osman
A group of Arab countries sent calls to Sudan, Monday, October 25, 2021, calling for “calm and restraint”, in order to avoid any tension and escalation in the current crisis that the country is going through, after the exceptional decisions announced by the Sudanese. The country’s political and societal forces described the army as a “coup” against civilian authority. Earlier on Monday, Commander The Sudanese army, Lieutenant-General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, declared a state of emergency in the country, dissolved the Sovereignty Council and the transitional ministers, relieved the governors, and suspended some provisions of the constitutional document on managing the transitional phase; This sparked widespread protests denouncing what the protesters considered a “military coup”. The UAE Foreign Ministry issued its concern, expressing Abu Dhabi’s position on the Sudanese army’s decisions. The UAE called on Sudan to calm down and avoid escalation “as soon as possible”, expressing its support for the Sudanese people. The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement, “The UAE is closely following the latest developments in Sudan.”
She also called for “calm down and de-escalation.” And she expressed her “desire for stability and as soon as possible, in a manner that achieves the interest and aspirations of the Sudanese people for development and prosperity.” Abu Dhabi stressed the “necessity of preserving the political and economic gains that have been achieved and everything that aims to protect the sovereignty and unity of Sudan,” and affirmed its support for the Sudanese people. Egypt calls for restraint This came according to a brief statement by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, hours after the declaration of a state of emergency in Sudan.
Egypt called on “all brotherly Sudanese parties, within the framework of responsibility and restraint, to give priority to the supreme interest of the country and national consensus.” The Egyptian Foreign Ministry also stated that it “closely follows the recent developments in Sudan (adjacent to Egypt’s southern borders), and that the security and stability of Sudan is an integral part of the security and stability of Egypt and the region.”
It also stressed “the importance of achieving stability and security for the Sudanese people, preserving their capabilities, and dealing with current challenges in a manner that guarantees the safety of the brotherly country,” according to the same statement. A similar situation from Saudi Arabia In turn, Riyadh called for the need for restraint, calm, and de-escalation in Sudan, according to a statement issued by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Saudi Arabia stressed “the importance of restraint, calm, and non-escalation, and the preservation of the political and economic gains that have been achieved, to protect the unity of the ranks among the political components in Sudan.” It also affirmed “its continued support for the Sudanese people, and its support for everything that achieves security, stability, growth and prosperity for Sudan and its brotherly people,” according to the same statement. Al-Burhan tried to justify his decisions by saying, in a televised speech, Monday, that “the incitement to chaos by political forces pushed us to do what preserves Sudan,” considering that “what the country is going through has become a real danger.” Hours before announcing his decisions, the authorities carried out a series of arrests, including the head of the transitional government, Abdullah Hamdok, ministers, officials and party leaders.
In the same context, protesters denounced, during mass demonstrations in the capital, Khartoum, what they called a “military coup”. In separate statements, several political forces called on citizens to demonstrate and carry out mass civil disobedience. Before today’s procedures, Sudan has been living, since August 21, 2019, a 53-month transitional period that ends with holding elections in early 2024, during which power is shared by the army, civil forces and armed movements that signed a peace agreement with the government in 2020.

This transitional period began following the army’s removal, on April 11, 2019, of Omar al-Bashir from the presidency, under pressure from popular protests against the rule of al-Bashir, who came to power through a military coup in 1989.

By sarah

Sarah Othman, biochemistry student, holds a master's degree 1 from the Lebanese University. Seeking to obtain a second degree in the field of informatics. She works in the media field at Rahal Global News. Interested in cultural, artistic and news matters. A teacher in a school, and a private teacher . Holding laboratory experience in a government hospital and in private laboratories.