President Museveni has urged a member of the Sudanese Transitional Sovereignty Council, avoid pseudo ideology of sectarianism of tribes and identity.
The call was made to Lt Gen Ibrahim Gaber Ibrahim, who delivered a special message to President Museveni from the President of the TSC, General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan.
“Today at Nakasero, I received H.E Lt Eng Envoy and a member of the Sudan Transition Council. I opined that the pseudo ideology of sectarianism of tribes and identity, as it is detrimental to the people’s well-being,” Mr Museveni tweeted on November 18.
Also in his remarks, Mr Museveni assured the Sudanese people of support and said they would work together to combat terrorism, human trafficking, arms smuggling, building successful and unconventional economic partnerships.
Gaber and President Museveni also discussed food security, natural resource development and security in the region.
He was accompanied by Ambassador Dafallah Al-Haj Ali, acting Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Lieutenant General Issam Karrar, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Defense.
He also visited other nations including Djibouti, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Eritrea and South Sudan.
In his statement, Gaber said: “We are also looking on how to support prospects for joint cooperation between Sudan and Uganda, as well as developing cooperation and coordination mechanisms among the IGAD countries to achieve the aspirations of the peoples of the region.”
Gen Gaber also presented a roadmap and reform proposals of IGAD.
He is considered one of the most powerful generals in the military council throughout the transitional period in which Sudan has been living since the fall of the Bashir’s regime.
Gaber and Mr Museveni also discussed food security, natural resource development and security in the region.
Relatedly, Sudan’s ambassador to Uganda, Mr Ahmed Ibrahim Jarda, in a press statement, said: “The TSC member conveyed the greetings of General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, to his brother, President Museveni and that Museveni and his visitor discussed the road map set by the government of Sudan to reform the IGAD organization and activate its role to deal with the current regional issues.”