Egypt’s Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli asserted that Egypt will spare no efforts in providing all forms of possible support for sisterly Sudan during the coming period.
He added that Egypt always supports Sudan in all regional and international forums, especially the African Union, to regain its distinguished position in the African continent.
During his welcoming ceremony at Khartoum International Airport on Saturday, Madbouli conveyed President El-Sisi’s greetings and congratulations to the Sudanese people on the occasion of signing the constitutional document.
He also expressed Egypt’s aspiration to make this historic event a starting point in achieving stability, development and prosperity in Sudan.
On his part, Lieutenant-General Salah Abdelkhalek, a member of ruling Sudan’s Transitional Military Council, expressed his country’s welcome to the high-level Egyptian participation in the signing ceremony, praising the brotherly relations and historical ties that link the peoples of Egypt and Sudan for ages.
Madbouli arrived earlier today in Khartoum to participate, on behalf of President Sisi, in the signing ceremony of the constitutional declaration inked between the country’s Transitional Military Council and the opposition coalition of the Alliance for Freedom and Change.
A spokesman for Sudan Transitional Military Council Shamsuddin Al-Kabbashi had earlier announced that the signing ceremony would be broadcast in popular squares and neighborhoods, while the forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change will hold popular celebrations across the country.
Meanwhile, in a speech broadcast on state television to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Sudanese Army, Chairman of the Transitional Military Council (TMC) Lieutenant General Abdul-Fattah Al-Burhan, said that the army has heroically maintained the country’s security and independence and was able to protect the democratic transformation and the goals of the glorious December Revolution.
On August 4, The TMC and the forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change agreed on a constitutional declaration to govern the transitional period following months of political instability.
The declaration stipulated that the presidency of the Transitional Sovereign Council shall be assumed by the military for the first period of 21 months. It shall be composed of five representatives of the military and five representatives of the civil community, in addition to one other member who will be appointed by a collective vote.