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Khartoum, Aug. 2 (SUNA) - The President of the Transitional Sovereignty Council (TSC), Gen. Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan, has affirmed Sudan's keenness to boost bilateral relations with the French Republic and to develop joint cooperation between them in various fields, to serve the common interests of the two countries.
Al-Burhan received during his meeting with the French Ambassador to Sudan, Raja Rabia, in his office today in the presence of the acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ali Al-Sadiq, a message of thanks from French President Emmanuel Macron, in response to a congratulatory message he sent to him on his country's National Day.
During his meeting with the French ambassador, the President of the Sovereignty Council praised Paris' support for the democratic transition process in the country, expressing his thanks for the interest of the French President, Emmanuel Macron, and his keenness to support the transitional period and push the bilateral relations between Khartoum and Paris to broader horizons.
Regarding the progress of the democratic transition process in the country, the President of the Sovereignty Council affirmed his keenness to complete the democratic transition process in the country, leading to free and fair elections.
His Excellency reiterated the position of the Armed Forces not to cling to power, adding that they had been waiting for nearly ten months for the political forces to reach consensus, noting that what the media had recently circulated about intention of the military component to choose a prime minister was untrue and baseless.
Al-Burhan called on the friends of Sudan to support the efforts of the tripartite mechanism to accelerate the process of the Sudanese national dialogue.
On her part, the French Ambassador to Sudan, Raja Rabia, affirmed her country's continued support for the country's democratic transition process, leading to free and fair elections at the end of the transitional period.
The Ambassador expressed thanks to the President of the Sovereignty Council for his congratulatory message to President Emmanuel Macron, on the occasion of the France's National Day.
She stressed her country's keenness to develop fields of scientific and cultural exchange between Khartoum and Paris, and that the French Embassy in Khartoum had taken a number of practical steps in this regard.
The ambassador affirmed Paris' continued support for the agricultural sector in Sudan, and the joint meetings that are taking place between Sudanese and French businessmen within the framework of the strategic dialogue between the two countries in the economic aspect.