Lt-Gen Omar Zain al-Abidin, from Sudan's governing military council, is continuing to address the press. Here is some more of what he is saying:
"This transitional period is fixed as a maximum...
"The people are required to sit together and engage in a dialogue. You come up with the formation of the government. We will monitor from a distance. We will not dictate any order.
"The defence minister and the interior minister will be from the armed forces. This is to maintain security and public order. This is why I want the people to support the military.
"We will support all the people’s demands. We will protect the people’s demands. Yet we will respond firmly to any chaos."