Oslo, 25 October 2021(TDI): Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its concerns about Sudan’s military coup, this morning.
According to the Foreign Minister of Norway, Anniken Huitfeldt, Norway is alarmed about the coup against Hamdok’s democratic government. Minister Huitfeldt also said that the coup is unacceptable and Norway stands with the people of Sudan and their free and democratic values.
Alarmed at reports this morning about #Sudancoup against Hamdok’s Government; Unacceptable attempt to disrupt the transition toward democracy. Norway stands with the people of #Sudan and their aspirations for freedom, peace and justice – FM @AHuitfeldt. pic.twitter.com/pGwZ13UwTt
— Norway MFA (@NorwayMFA) October 25, 2021
Sudan has been struggling with civil-military feuds since the ruler Omar Al-Bashir was overthrown. Gen Abdel Fattah Burhan blamed the civilian leadership for the mis-governance and took over the government.
After dissolving the civilian government, the military declared a state of emergency in Sudan. However, hundreds of protestors are protesting against the coup in the capital city.
According to recent reports, Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok and his Cabinet members are under house arrest. While Sudan’s Ministry of Information reported that those arrested are being kept at an ‘unidentified location’.