SAUDI ARABIA UNITED ARAB EMIRATES SUDAN

Gulf monarchies back Afwerki's efforts to mediate between the regime and the parties

In recent weeks, the chairman of the Sudanese Sovereign Base Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has twice received delegations from Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki.
In recent weeks, the chairman of the Sudanese Sovereign Base Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has twice received delegations from Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki. © Yemane G. Meskel/Twitter
The Eritrean president is playing an active mediatory role in Khartoum between Sovereignty Council chairman General al-Burhan and the parties which refuse to recognise his regime. He is getting support behind the scenes from Saudi Arabia and the UAE, which are concerned to see al-Burhan increasingly recruiting former officials of the al-Bashir regime. [...] (460 words)
Issue dated 27/04/2022 Reading time 2 minutes
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