UNSC emergency meeting on Sudan may take place in the coming days
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  • 21:58 11 April 2019

UNSC emergency meeting on Sudan may take place in the coming days

An emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council on the situation in Sudan may take place in the coming two days, a UN diplomatic source told TASS on Thursday, ONA reports citing TASS.

"The US and the EU have requested that closed-door consultations take place soon," the source said, adding that Friday April 12 was the soonest available date. The Security Council’s current chair - Germany - would determine the time.

Earlier on Thursday, the Sudanese media reported that a military coup had taken place in the country and President Omar al-Bashir had been ousted after 30 years in power.

The Sudanese army suspended the country’s constitution, dissolved the parliament, government and local authorities and declared a three-month state of emergency in the country. The army also formed a military council to rule the country during an interim period that is expected to last two years.

Faig Mahmudov

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