Museveni meets with Burhan and demands free and fair elections in Sudan
Sudanese President Yoweri Museveni has called for free and fair elections. Museveni said that in order to establish unity and resolve the present political crisis, political players must depend on numbers rather than tribes.
President Yoweri Museveni made the statements on Thursday while meeting with Sudan’s Transitional Sovereignty Council Chairman, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.
“What matters is that elections be held fairly.” Elections compel individuals to band together in order to get results. Holding elections disciplines politicians since they are compelled to form coalitions in order to win elections because no tribe has more than 40% of the vote. “It’s also critical to have a neutral interim government,” he said.
Museveni invited Al-Burhan to Uganda for a one-day formal visit. A group of ministers and other senior government officials joined him.
President Museveni said that the greatest thing for the bilateral relationship is for the Joint Permanent Commission to meet and agree on what to do to enhance commerce between the two nations.
“We can export tea, coffee, and so forth.” “Now that we have a direct airplane, we can increase commerce,” he remarked.
Both leaders agreed to reactivate the Joint Ministerial Commission and Joint Political Consultative Committee meetings and directed the Foreign Ministers to convene the 7th Session of the Joint Ministerial Commission and the 5th Session of the Joint Political Consultations Committee as soon as possible.
On the connection between Ethiopia and Sudan, President Museveni said that if Africa achieves peace, the issue of fighting over water would be overcome, citing the continent’s abundance of water supplies, particularly the Congo River. According to him, the Congo River spills 1,200,000 cubic feet (34,000 cubic meters) of water into the Atlantic Ocean every second, as opposed to Ethiopia’s Blue Nile waters, which flow at a rate of 3.85 billion cubic meters per year from Lake Tana and may be utilized.
Al-Burhan congratulated Museveni on his successful re-election as President and praised him for his great leadership in terms of regional peace, security, and stability, as well as Uganda’s socio-economic change.
“We wanted to keep you up to speed on the present situation in Sudan and confer with you on prospects and next steps via a network of bilateral and multilateral partnerships.” Sudanese people hold you in high regard and admire your leadership. “You have managed to govern and build your nation,” Al-Burhan stated.
He also extended an offer to President Museveni to visit Sudan in the near future, which he enthusiastically accepted.