Serhat TUNAR -TDO- In Sudan, the transitional government agreed to separate religious and state affairs. Along with this decision, the Islamic rule in the country, which has continued for 30 years, also ended.
Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and Abdel-Aziz al-Hilu, leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) organization, signed a declaration last Thursday in Ethiopia on the separation of religious and state affairs.
"For Sudan to become a democratic country where the rights of all its citizens are guaranteed, the Constitution must be based on the principle of separation of religion and state, which must respect the right of the people to self-determination."
The agreement was signed shortly after the government launched a peace deal with rebel forces to end the civil war that began under ousted dictator Omar al-Bashir.