November 22, 2021

Risch on This Weekend’s Political Agreement in Sudan

BOISE, Idaho – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement after a political agreement was reached between Sudan’s leaders in Khartoum:

“The agreement struck between Sudan’s Prime Minister Hamdok and General Burhan over the weekend reflects the complexity and imbalance of Sudan’s democratic transition. While we all hope this deal will bring Sudan closer to the democracy desired by the Sudanese citizens that drove the 2019 revolution and helped install Prime Minister Hamdok, I remain skeptical.

“This weekend’s deal does not change the fact that Sudan’s military leaders carried out a coup on October 25th, seized power, and senselessly killed protesters demanding the restoration of the civilian-led transition. The United States must continue to support the Sudanese people in their quest for a more democratic country, insist on civilian leadership of the country, and hold accountable those who seek to undermine Sudan’s future.”

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