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Premier congratulates Gen. Burhan and Mr Hamdok on election as leaders of Sudan

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Addis Ababa, August 22, 2019 (FBC) – Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed has congratulated General Abdel-Fattah Burhan who was sworn in as leader of the 11-member Sovereign Council.

He also shared his message of congratulations to Mr. Abdalla Hamdok, who was appointed as Prime Minister, following the August 17th signing of the final transition agreement.

Gen Burhan was sworn in as leader of the newly established Sovereign Council yesterday.

He will lead a group of six civilians and four other military officers as part of a planned 39-month long transition to democracy.

Similarly, Mr Abdalla Hamdok was appointed as a new Prime Minister of Sudan.

He said achieving peace and solving the economic crisis were priorities.