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The African-Ethiopian Joint Mediation announced early on Friday (12 July 2019) that the forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change and the Transitional Military Council had reached full agreement on the "political declaration" set for all stages of the transitional period.

Sudan News website reported that the forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change and the Military Council held a third meeting in the hotel "Corinthia" in Khartoum continued for more than "8" hours began from yesterday evening and ended in the early hours of Friday morning, "Friday."

"The negotiating teams of the forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change and the Military Council met in a third round of negotiations and agreed to a full agreement during the discussions on the specific political declaration of all transitional bodies," AU envoy Mohamed El Hassan Ould Labbat told a news conference after the end of the meeting. Constructive and fruitful. " Ould Labat announced a new meeting between the "change" and the military "tomorrow" Saturday "to study the ratification of the second document, the constitutional declaration.

"Thwart coup attempt"

The ruling military junta in Sudan has foiled a coup attempt, according to a statement on Thursday, the Council member Jamal Jamil Omar in a speech on state television, noting that 12 officers were arrested and four soldiers.

"It was planned and prepared by a group of officers, non-commissioned officers, pensioners in the armed forces and the National Security and Intelligence Service," Omar said in a televised address on Thursday. He explained that the military coup attempt, which did not mention the date of its occurrence, was aimed at "obstructing the agreement and understanding" between the military council and the forces of freedom and change, "which leads to a political transformation that fulfills the demands of our people." Seven officers were "on duty", five were "retired" and four "lieutenants were detained," he said, adding that "others were being arrested, including the leader of the failed coup attempt."

(AFP)

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