Arab League Expresses ‘Deep Concern’ over Sudan

Protesters burn tires to block a road in Khartoum to denounce detentions of Sudan's government members. (AFP)

The Arab League has released a statement of “deep concern” about the apparent military coup in Sudan.

The Secretary-General of the 22-member bloc, Ahmed Aboul Gheit; urged all parties on Monday to “fully abide” by the constitutional declaration signed in August 2019; aimed to pave the way for a transition to civilian rule and democratic elections; following the ouster of longtime president Omar al-Bashir.

“There are no problems that cannot be resolved without dialogue;” Aboul Gheit said after Sudan’s military detained the country’s interim prime minister; along with other top cabinet officials and protesters poured into streets of the capital, Khartoum.

“It is important to respect all decisions and agreements decided upon … refraining from any measures that would disrupt the transitional period and shake stability in Sudan,” the statement added.