Sudan Demands Reinstatement Of Membership Before Accepting AU Mediation


Sudan’s military leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said Sudan will only consider the African Union’s proposal to end the conflict if the continental bloc reinstates its full membership.

The AU suspended Sudan following the military takeover of power on 25 October 2021.

Gen Burhan met members of the recently formed AU High-Level Panel on the Resolution of the Conflict in Sudan, led by Mohamed Ibn Chambas, on Sunday.

The three-member panel was established by the AU Commission in January to facilitate dialogue, restore constitutional order and work collaboratively with Sudanese stakeholders and the international community towards lasting peace.

A statement on the ruling Sudanese Sovereign Council’s Facebook page said Gen Burhan expressed “Sudan’s confidence in the AU and the potential solutions it can provide to end the war, but only if the state regains its full membership and the organisation treats it as such”.

The statement added that Ibn Chambas reiterated the AU’s commitment to helping end the conflict and restoring stability in Sudan.