KHARTOUM Sudan (Xinhua) --
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Monday
vowed to step down by end of his presidential term in 2020.
“Our pledge with
you is to hand Sudan over to you by 2020- Sudan that would
move to assume its real position,” said al-Bashir when
addressing the 7th session of of the National Union
of Sudanese Youth in Khartoum Monday.
He further vowed
to achieve peace in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile
regions, urging the rebel groups to engage in dialogue.
He reiterated the
importance of the campaign launched by the Sudanese government
to collect arms from the citizens, saying that owing or using
a weapon illegally is considered a war against the State.
elected Sudan President in 2010 and then re-elected for a
second term in 2015 to end in 2020.
According to the
Sudanese constitution, al-Bashir has no right to run for a
third presidential term. However, some call for amending the
constitution to enable him to run for a new term of office.