In his address at the Paris Conference, the Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok spoke of a Sudan is moving towards peace and democracy, as well as good governance, despite challenges and difficulties.
The Sudanese Prime Minister, Abdullah Hamdok, pledged during his address to the opening session of the Paris Conference today, to achieve what Sudan aspires for and to reach democratic ends.
The Prime Ministers’ opening statement affirmed that Sudan is moving towards peace and democracy, as well as good governance, despite the many challenges and difficulties it has been facing.
The Sudanese Prime Minister praised France’s efforts in supporting the democratic transition in Sudan.
He expressed his gratitude to French President Emmanuel Macron for organizing this conference.
Hamdok also indicated that post-December Sudan needs more support to achieve the programs of the transitional period and establish sustainable peace.
By reforming the economic and security sector that it inherited from the previous regime, and achieving the people’s interests during the transitional period.
He stressed that Sudan has great opportunities and the people should seize them to face the challenges.
While he pledged to move forward in strengthening cooperation and overcoming challenges, especially the economic challenge.
He cited an example of that low tax rate, which they said represented less than 6%.
Besides the issue of foreign debt that amounts to $60 billion, in addition to urgent needs.
The Sudanese Prime Minister said that removing his country’s name from the US terror list represents a major turning point.
Hamdok stressed that Sudan still needs to work to reap the fruits of this effort, and indicated attending the conference as part of those efforts.
The PM also affirmed the determination to proceed vigorously towards reform and take the necessary measures to continue the path.
He reviewed some of the transitional government’s achievements over the past year and a half in carrying out reforms.
The most prominent of which are the amendments to the Criminal Law, the abolition of the Public Order Law, and the ratification of a number of international agreements, including the CEDAW Agreement.
Hamdok also referred to the signing of peace treaties with the Revolutionary Front in Juba, in which Sudan overlooked all previous policies.
The Prime Minister pointed out the need to strive to include remaining opposition, such as Abdel Aziz Al-Hilu and Abdel-Wahid Nour, to the peace process.
He explained that the economic reforms that had taken place included reducing subsidies and unifying the exchange rate, which seemed impossible.
Hamdok expressed Sudan’s aspiration to attract international investment, and referred in this regard to measures related to private partnership.