Statement on resignation of Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok


January 5, 2022 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:

“Canada regrets the resignation of Abdalla Hamdok, Prime Minister of Sudan, and recognizes his efforts during the early years of the country’s transition to democracy. 

“Canada calls on all parties to work toward the common goal of getting this transition back on track. The gains made since the Sudanese revolution must not be lost. Canada stands with the Sudanese people and supports their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.

“The Sudanese authorities must not shirk their responsibilities to their citizens. Canada calls for a quick resumption of the transition to democracy and for an immediate end to all forms of violence being committed against protesters. Canada supports the Sudanese people in their quest for freedom, peace and justice.”


Maeva Proteau
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

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