Sudan’s Army Commander Gen Al Burhan Seeks Regional Support Through President Museveni

Sudan’s Army Commander Gen Al Burhan Seeks Regional Support Through President Museveni

Chairman of Sudan’s transitional Sovereign Council who also doubles as the General Commander of the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan on Saturday met with President Museveni on his official visit to Uganda.

According to a statement from State House Gen Al Burhan, Sudan’s military leader, is seeking to rally regional support given the civil war crisis with the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces.

Gen Al-Burhan will hold talks with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni about ways to enhance bilateral relations and issues of mutual concern.

”This morning at State House Entebbe, the Chairman of the Transitional Sovereign Council of the Republic of the Sudan, Gen. Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan and I, met and deliberated on bilateral and regional matters” Museveni confirmed in a statement.

He travels to Uganda accompanied by acting Foreign Minister Ali Al-Sadiq and Director of the General Intelligence Service Ahmed Ibrahim Mufadel.

Sudan has been witnessing deadly clashes between the SAF and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in the capital Khartoum and other areas since April 15, resulting in at least 3,000 deaths and more than 6,000 injuries, according to figures released by the Sudanese Health Ministry.

Meanwhile, the visit comes only two days after H.E. President Salva  Kiir Mayardit was hosted at State House Entebbe for a one-day working visit.

Among other things, Kiir and Museveni discussed progress on the resolutions of the 40th extraordinary meeting of Heads of State and Government held in April 2023 at the onset of armed clashes between the Sudan Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces in Khartoum.

They also discussed bilateral matters and the issue of border security between South Sudan and Uganda.

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