Government of South Sudan condemns the Military Coup in Sudan
Press Release on the Failed Military Coup attempt in Sudan was extended to the thejubamirror news desk.
The Government of the Republic of South Sudan received unfortunate news on Tuesday morning 21st September, 2021 of a military coup attempt orchestrated by rogue elements in the Sudanese military against the Transitional Government of Sudan. We consider this as a blatant attack on the process of consolidating peace in our sisterly country, the Republic of Sudan.
The government and the people of the Republic of South Sudan strongly condemn this failed coup attempt and urge the Sudanese government to hold accountable all those involved. The Government of South Sudan also condemns any external interference intended to derail the peaceful transition that is currently underway in the Sudan. We emphasize our firm position in rejecting the use of military means to undermine the power of the people and the leadership of Transitional Government. Such unconstitutional shortcuts aimed at blocking the democratic political transition in Sudan should not be allowed to derail the efforts of the Sudanese people.
We call on all parties and stakeholders in the Sudan to embrace peaceful dialogue and protect the Transitional Government so that we do not reverse the democratic gains made during this transitional period.
His Excellency the President of the Republic of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit, had telephone conversations with the Chairman of the Sudan Transitional Sovereign Council, General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan and Prime Minister Dr. Abdalla Hamdok, yesterday after the Sudanese Army successfully thwarted the coup attempt. This morning, His Excellency the President, held another phone conversation with Prime Minister Hamdok. On behalf of the Republic of South Sudan, President Kiir communicated his condemnation of the coup attempt. He also pledged full support and solidarity with the Transitional Government and the People of the Sudan in their efforts to achieve the legitimate aspirations and hopes of the December’s Revolution.
His Excellency, President Salva Kiir, also urges the IGAD leaders to condemn this attack on the democratic transition in Sudan.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of South Sudan urges all the parties to the Transitional Government in Sudan, both military and civilian, to cooperate in order to achieve the dreams of the Sudanese people. We once again reaffirm our support to full implementation of the Peace Agreement in the Sudan and urge the parties to recommit to it as the best path forward to achieve the legitimate goals of the Sudanese Revolution.