Preparations have been completed in the Sudanese capital for the signing, today, of the historic “framework agreement” between the army leaders and the “Freedom and Change” coalition, the largest opposition bloc in the country, amid a large international and regional presence of parties that contributed to reaching this agreement to end the political crisis in Sudan and return it to peace. Civil rule. Political parties outside “Freedom and Change” will also co-sign, but they have taken a position in support of the civil-democratic transition process in the country.
The signing ceremony will be held in the presidential palace in Khartoum in the presence of the parties, including army and civilian leaders, to formally sign the agreement. The parties in the “Freedom and Change” coalition.
The international “trilateral mechanism” that includes the United Nations, the African Union and the “IGAD” organization will also participate in the signing ceremony, as well as the “quartet mechanism” that includes Saudi Arabia, the United States, the UAE and Britain, in addition to representatives of the European Union countries and diplomatic missions accredited to Khartoum.
The leader of the “Freedom and Change” coalition, Al-Wathiq Al-Barir, told Asharq Al-Awsat that the agreement will remain open to the rest of the political forces and groups supporting the transition to join the “political declaration” and sign it later.
Meanwhile, yesterday, the authorities released leaders of the “Committee for the Liquidation of the Al-Bashir Regime” and other political detainees, on the eve of the signing of the “Framework Agreement”, in order to prepare the atmosphere for the next political stage. Among the most prominent detainees who were released is the leader of the “Freedom and Change” coalition, Wajdi Saleh.
And the “Freedom and Change” affirmed in a statement yesterday that the general principles and provisions of the political framework agreement “are clear regarding achieving the goals of the December 2019 revolution and achieving a civil and democratic transition.”