JUBA – The Troika countries, (United States, United Kingdom, and Norway) on Tuesday condemned alleged coup attempt in Sudan and expressed strong support for country’s transitional government and said they rejects any attempts to derail or disrupt the Sudanese people’s efforts to establish a democratic, peaceful, and prosperous future.
“The civilian and military components – and indeed all political actors – should work together to prevent threats to the democratic transition, establish transitional institutions, and address tensions in the East and other regions,” said a statement released by Troika countries this afternoon.
“Those who would seek to undermine the civilian-led transition should understand that Sudan’s international partners stand firmly behind the people of Sudan and their transitional government,” it added.
The Sudanese government said that people linked to the ousted President Omar al-Bashir were behind Tuesday’s failed coup attempt.
The current administration which involved the military, civilian representatives and protest groups was then established as part of a power-sharing agreement.
Reports suggest that up to 40 officers have been arrested in connection with an attempted coup in Sudan this morning.
A senior government official said the plotters attempted to take over the state broadcaster’s television buildings and the military general command.
Video on social media showing how armored vehicles on city streets and the AFP news agency reports that traffic now appears to be flowing smoothly in central Khartoum.
Sudan’s transitional government is under pressure to deliver economic and political reforms amid competing demands from conservative and liberal constituencies.
Two years ago, President Omar al-Bashir, the country’s long-term ruler, was toppled. A power-sharing agreement then established a government involving the military, civilian representatives, and protest groups.