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'Sudan Sovereign Council not to blame for economic crisis'

December 29 - 2019 KHARTOUM
The five military members of Sudan's Sovereign Council (RD)
The five military members of Sudan's Sovereign Council (RD)

The Deputy Chairman of Sudan's Sovereign Council, Mohamed Hamdan ‘Hemeti’ has stressed that the Sovereign Council is merely an honorary body and thus, it cannot be responsible for the ongoing economic crisis. He stated that the Cabinet is the only government body responsible for the economic situation in the country.

After Friday's sermon at a mosque in Khartoum Bahri (North), Hemeti stated that the Sovereign Council is cooperating with the government only on security and peace issue, despite the dissatisfaction of some political actors.

He called on Sudanese people for social solidarity and mutual support. He stated that the economic crisis is temporary and will be overcome.

Hemeti called on the worshipers to adhere to the religion and its teachings, and stay away from terrorism or extremism. 

On August 21, Radio Dabanga reported that the Forces for Freedom and Change (FCC) agreed with the Transitional Military Council (TMC) on 11 members to form the current Sovereign Council: Six civilians and five from the military.

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