The President of the Transitional Sovereignty Council (TSC) and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, General Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan, has announced the military institution's exit from the political process in the country in response to the demands of the revolutionaries.
Al-Burhan, addressing the signing ceremony of the framework political agreement at the Republican Palace today, said that the country is going through an exceptional circumstance, adding, "we have been in a state of disharmony between the political forces and the military, and this has negatively affected the country." He explained that the signing of the framework political agreement is considered an entry point to overcoming differences and making the transitional period a success, indicating that the reality requires prioritizing the interest of the homeland, "and that we consented to agree on national issues."
Al-Burhan pointed out that the approval and signature today does not mean an agreement with one party, but rather a consensual agreement on national issues with the national forces to end the conflict and quarrels between the civil and military forces. He said "we are seeking to transform the Army into a constitutional institution that is away from any bias towards a party, group, or ideology,’’ and work with professionalism.
Al-Burhan pointed out that the civil authority is responsible for the goals and issues of the homeland, stressing pressing ahead with the goals that have been set in the agreement, and warned the political and civil forces not to interfere in the technical work of the military establishment, and that there is no restriction on the forces of the revolution from joining the declaration at any time, indicating continuation of advancing peace efforts with Al-Helu and Abdel-Wahed, renewing his commitment to what is being agreed upon today and completing the transition by reaching free and fair elections.