Sudan: TMC-AFC Negotiations Resume

Khartoum — Negotiations between the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the Alliance of Freedom and Change (AFC) resumed on Monday. The AFC stressed the need for a rapid transfer of power to the people.

They want to "directly discuss controversial issues in order to agree on them within 72 hours maximum," the AFC stated in a joint press conference on Monday,

Gen Shamseldin El Kabbashi, Spokesman for the TMC said that the structure of the transitional authority and its system has been agreed upon, stressing that the meeting with the ACF was positive.

He said that "the rates of participation in the leadership and legislative councils and the duration of the transitional period" will be discussed on Tuesday.

El Tayeb Abbas, member of the Joint Negotiating Committee between the two parties pointed to the outcome of the talks on Monday.

He said that it was agreed that the 'interim government' will be formed by members of the AFC. The 'interim parliament' will be formed in consultation with the military council.

Meanwhile, the TMC has carried out extensive changes among the police leadership, including promotion of officers of different ranks and referral of others for retirement.

Under these amendments, the TMC has promoted Maj Gen Adil Bashayer to the rank of Lieutenant General and appointed him director-general of the police force.

The TMC has issued a further decision to promote Brig Gen Idris Dafallah to the rank of the Lieutenant General and appoint him as a deputy director-general and inspector-general of the Police Force.

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