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UAE, Bahrain Voice Support for Sudan Military Council

UAE, Bahrain Voice Support for Sudan Military Council

Sunday, 14 April, 2019 - 11:15
Protesters celebrate in Khartoum following the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday. (AP)
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The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain voiced their support for the newly formed transitional military council in Sudan after the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday.

The nomination of new council chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan "reflects the ambitions of the brotherly people of Sudan for security, stability and development", UAE state news agency WAM said Saturday.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation described the development as a "step forward reflecting the ambitions of the brotherly people of Sudan towards security, stability and development."

"The UAE is following with a great interest this defining moment in Sudan's modern history and reiterates full trust in the ability of the Sudanese people and their national army to survive the challenges in a way that ensures stability, prosperity and development for the nation," added the statement.

"The UAE reaffirms its support for the steps taken by Sudan's transitional military council to protect people and property, wishing these steps would ensure security and stability for the sisterly country."

The statement added that Abu Dhabi hopes that all political, factional, popular and military leaders in Sudan will work to protect legitimacy and ensure a peaceful transfer of power for a better future for the nation and unity of the people.

On Sunday, Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa stressed the Kingdom’s solidarity with Sudan, expressing his appreciation of the tremendous efforts being exerted Burhan to boost the security, peace and prosperity of the people.

He hailed the strong fraternal stances of Sudan and its permanent keenness on joint Arab work and on supporting security and stability in the region, reported the Bahrain news agency.

During a visit to the Bahrain Defense Force's General Command, King Hamad voiced gratitude to Sudan’s military and its participation in the Arab Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen.

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