Khartoum, 12 April 2019 (Xinhua News)
Chairman of Sudan’s transitional military council Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf on Friday announced his resignation.
“I, chairman of the transitional military council, declare my resignation from this post,” said Ibn Auf in a statement broadcast by official Sudan TV. “I announce selection of Lt. Gen. Abdel-Fattah al-Burhan as chairman of the transitional military council,” he added.
On Thursday, Sudan’s Defense Minister Ibn Auf announced the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir and his government. He assumed the chairmanship of the transitional military council to rule the country during a period of two years.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang Friday told a news briefing that no matter how the situation in Sudan changes, China will continue to maintain and develop friendly cooperative relations with Sudan.
Sudanese Defense Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf on Thursday announced the ousting of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and the government, declared a state of emergency for three months and was sworn in as head of the transitional military council which he said will rule the country during a two-year transitional period.
“China always adheres to the principle of non-interference in other countries’ internal affairs and believes that Sudan is capable of handling its internal affairs and safeguarding national peace and stability,” Lu said.