Dubai: An agreement between Sudan’s transitional military council and a major opposition alliance on transition raises optimism for stability in the country, Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Wednesday.

“Positive news from Khartoum invites all of us to feel optimistic. The agreement between the military council and the [opposition] Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces [DFCF) puts Sudan on the road to stability and recovery after years of dictatorship under Al Bashir and the Brotherhood,” gargash said in a tweet.

Last month, the Sudanese army deposed and detained longtime president Omar Al Bashir after months of street protests against his Islamist-led rule. The protest organisers have since demanded the military to hand over power to a civilian authority. On Tuesday, the ruling military council said they reached a deal with the DFCF, a key opposition grouping, that envisages a three-year transition period for the country.