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Sudan: FFC, govt working together to address economic crisis

March 8 - 2020 KHARTOUM
Ministry of Finance, Ibrahim El Badawi (SUNA)
Ministry of Finance, Ibrahim El Badawi (SUNA)

A joint meeting between Sudan’s Sovereign Council, the Council of Ministers, and the Central Council of the Forces for Freedom and Change took place at the Presidential Palace on Thursday to discuss the ongoing economic crisis. They decided to form a joint committee to manage the economic crisis in the country.

Right after the meeting PM Abdallah Hamdok explained that they discussed the current economic crisis and possible mechanisms to tackle it. “A couple of proposals to address the crisis were submitted. At the end of the meeting we decided to form a high committee to find possible solutions and take decisive measures to handle the ongoing economic crisis,” the PM said.

All parties at the meeting agreed to form this committee to find ways to manage the ongoing economic crisis and to provide basic and urgent needs such as fuel, wheat, and medicine.

The committee will review import and export policies, as well as providing urgent support to harvest the winter crops and prepare for the summer agricultural season. Further, the committee is authorised to form a fact-finding committee to investigate the El Fakhir company, which is reportedly monopolising the gold market in Sudan and which allegedly purchases gold at unreasonable prices.

The PM said that there is a campaign to support the transitional government within and outside the country to achieve the ‘Peace, Justice and Freedom’ slogan of the revolution.

The PM stressed that ‘the deep state’ still tries to hinder the work of the transitional government. However, the Sudanese people and their transitional government will be able to overcome these obstacles and achieve the goals of the revolution, he concluded.


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