Khartoum – Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir vowed on Monday to implement “essential amendments” in the government and state institutions during the upcoming phase of his presidential term, which ends in 2020.
Addressing Sudan’s parliament, known as the National Assembly, al-Bashir said the priorities of the government of national consensus were represented in laying down the pillars of peace across the country and resolving urgent economic issues.
Speaking at the opening of the new session of parliament, he reviewed the accomplishments achieved so far and priorities of the upcoming government.
“The coming period will witness fundamental amendments that reflect the outcomes of the national dialogue conference and priorities of the National Consensus Government, which are represented in laying down the pillars of peace across the country and generalizing the convention of national dialogue among all political organizations in order to achieve interests,” he stated.
The Sudanese president promised that the new government would employ all efforts to guarantee a peaceful transfer of power, the protection of the constitution and the consolidation of the rule of law and freedom of expression.
On the country’s economic program, al-Bashir said that the government would work on shifting towards production and promoting investments by working to attract external and national investments, as well as reducing the inflation rates and stabilizing the exchange rate of the national currency.
Sudan will witness the appointment of a new government of national consensus that will include the ruling National Congress Party and all parties and armed movements, which took part in the recent national dialogue conference.