Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Tuesday issued a republican decree appointing Lt. Gen. Essam-Eddin Al-Mubarak Habeeballa as state minister at defence ministry.
Al-Bashir also issued republican decisions making changes in the Command of the Joint Staff of the Sudanese Armed Forces, according to a press release from office of spokesman of Sudanese army. According to the decisions, the Command of the Joint Staff would be formed of Lt. Gen. Kamal Abdul-Marouf Al-Mahi as chief of Joint Staff, Lt. Gen. Hashim Abdel-Mutallab Ahmed Babikir as deputy chief of Staff and Lt. Gen. Abdel-Fatah Burhan Abdel-Rahman as inspector general of the Sudanese Armed Forces. Gen. Pilot Salahuddin Abdel-Khaliq Saeed has been appointed as chief of staff of the Air Forces, while Gen. Mohamed Osman Al-Hussein has been appointed as chief of staff of the Ground Forces, it said.
Gen. Abdalla Al-Matari has been appointed as chief of staff of the Navy Forces and Gen. Shams-Eddin Kabashi Ibrahim as chief of staff of Joint Operations, while Gen. Mustafa Mohamed Mustafa has been appointed as chief of staff of Military Intelligence. These decisions came as part of the regular command administrative arrangements which the army adopts every year, the release added.