CAIRO, April 23 (KUNA) -- African leaders meeting in Cairo have agreed to give Sudan's ruling military council three months to hand over power to a transitional government, Egyptian presidency said.
The agreement extends a 15-day deadline set by the African Union last week for Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) to hand over power to civilians.
The TMC took over after Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir was ousted on April 11.
The conferees found out that the earlier 15-day deadline was not enough so it was extended to three months for civilian power transition, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radhi was quoted by Egypt's MENA news agency as saying.
He stressed the eagerness of all participants in Cairo-hosted gathering to maintain Sudan's security and stability.
The presidential spokesman said that the foreign ministers of the participating African countries would come together in the coming period to hold more discussions on the ongoing situation in Sudan.
Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir was ousted from power on 11 April after 30 years in office.
Protesters accuse the military of being "remnants" of the ousted long-time ruler. (end)