Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces (DFCF) initialed a document called the Political Declaration, in the capital Khartoum early on Wednesday, paving the way for a civilian administration in the country.
The agreement was initialed by TMC Vice-President Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo and DFCF leader Ahmed al-Rabie, in the attendance of the African Union and Ethiopian mediators, after intense talks through the night over fine details of the document.
I am pleased this morning to give good tidings to the great Sudanese people of the signing with initials of the political agreement Dagalo said in a press conference, describing the agreement as a historic moment for Sudan.
Ibrahim Al-Amin, a key protest leader, confirmed that a political declaration had been agreed, and that talks on a new constitution would resume on Friday.
The landmark power-sharing deal, which was agreed on July 5, has been brokered by AU and Ethiopian mediators after intense negotiations between the protest umbrella group and the ruling military council.
AU Envoy to Sudan Mohamed El Hassan Labbat said the agreement represents a decisive step in the process of a comprehensive agreement between the two sides.
Source: International Islamic News Agency