KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A number of state leaders and senior officials arrived on Saturday to attend the final signing of the constitutional declaration, marking a serious start in Sudan's recent history.
One of the first arrivals in Khartoum was Ethiopian Prime Minister Abe Ahmed, whose country, along with the African Union, helped mediate between the Sudanese parties.
Presidents and leaders continued to come to Khartoum, including the President of the Central African Republic, Faustin Touadera, and the President of the Republic of Chad, Idriss Deby Itno.
The President of the Republic of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit, has also arrived.
They will attend the final signing of the constitutional declaration at a ceremony called "Farah Sudan", which will mark the beginning of the 39-month transition.
Other African leaders such as Rwanda's President Paul Kagame, Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, Egypt's Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouli, a number of foreign ministers and representatives of regional and international organizations will attend the signing of the transitional period documents at the Khartoum Friendship Hall.
After the military council and the forces sign the Declaration of Freedom and Change on the constitutional declaration, the formation of the sovereign council will be announced on Sunday, the appointment of the prime minister next Tuesday, and the formation of the government on August 28.
The spokesman for the Sudan's Transitional Military Council, Lt. Gen. Shamsuddin Kabbashi, chairman of the political committee, said the council had chosen five of its current members to represent it in the sovereign council, which will be formed on Sunday.
Kabashi revealed in press statements today reported on the website «Sudan Today», that the members of the Sovereign Council by the military establishment are General Mohamed Hamdan Dqlo «Hamidati», and Lieutenant General Shams al-Din Kabbashi, and Lieutenant General Yasser al-Atta, referring to the selection of Jamal Omar to assume the defense portfolio in the new government.
Kabashi said earlier that the signing ceremony would be transferred to the popular squares, squares and neighborhoods bearing the connotations of the rebels, while the forces of proclaiming freedom and change were organizing "popular celebrations" throughout the country.