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Statement on Attempted Assassination of H.E Aballa Hamdock

IGAD Executive  Secretary’s  Statement  on  Attempted  Assassination  of H.E  Aballa  Hamdock,  Prime  Minister  of  the  Republic  of  Sudan  and  the Chair  of  the  IGAD  Assembly  of  Heads  of  State  and  Government March  9,  2020  (DJIBOUTI,  Djibouti):  The  Executive  Secretary  of  the Intergovernmental  Authority  on  Development  (IGAD)  Dr.  Workneh  Gebeyehu, condemns  in  the  strongest  terms  the  assassination  attempt  on  H.E  Aballa Hamdock,  Prime  Minister  of  the  Republic  of  Sudan  and  the  Chair  of  the  IGAD Assembly  of  Heads  of  State  and  Government,  following  a  car  bomb  attack  on his official  convoy  at  the  Cooper  Bridge  in  capital  Khartoum  today.     The  Executive  Secretary  conveys  his  relief  that  Prime  Minister  Hamdok  was unharmed  in  this  appalling  incident  and  calls  for  an  immediate  and  speedy investigation  in  order  to  bring  the  perpetrators  of  this crime  to  justice. This  incident  seeks  to  reverse  the  people-driven  democratic  gains  that  have been  witnessed  in  the  Republic  of  Sudan.  The  IGAD  Executive  Secretary emphasises  that  the  “interests  and  the  aspiration  of  the  people  of  Sudan  will reign  over  all  acts  of  terror”.   He  further  adds  that  all  parties  must  adhere  to  the  continuation  of  open, comprehensive  and  inclusive  political  dialogue  as  the  only  avenue  to  ensuring long-term  stability,  peace  and  prosperity.   IGAD  calls  upon  the  international  community  to  stand  with  the  people  and  the government  of  the  Republic  of  Sudan  by  extending  the  requisite  political, diplomatic  and  material  support  during  this  transitional  period  to  ensure  that the  foundations  of  peace,  security  and  stability  are  firmly  established  as  the people  of  Sudan  chart  the  path  to  their  future.
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