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Sudan’s NCP rules out direct talks with SPLM-N

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March 5, 2012 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) has ruled out direct talks with the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North (SPLM-N), reiterating that Juba has to first disengage with the rebel group.

Press reports said recently that Khartoum has accepted to negotiate directly with the SPLM-N following messages received from different countries urging for a peaceful solution in line with decisions by the African Union and UN Security Council.

The decision of the government over the negotiations with the SPLM-N is crystal clear and there is no change in this position, said Hamid Sideeg, head of the NCP organisational section on Tuesday.

The government position is based on the decisions of higher instances of the Party which provide no negotiations with the SPLM-N unless the latter disengages with the South Sudan, he further said in statements to Sudan’s official news agency (SUNA).

The SPLM-N Secretary General Yasir Arman announced recently that they will head to Addis Ababa on 15 March as per a letter received from the African Union mediation team.

The African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) on 25 January urged the two parties to negotiate "without pre-conditions" in order to reach a political solution to the conflict in Blue Nile and South Kordofan.

It further reiterated that the framework agreement of 28 June 2011 is "the only viable basis" for negotiation and demanded the mediation call on the Sudanese government and the SPLM-N to start direct talks "by no later than 15 February 2013".

Informed sources in Khartoum however said that the government would dispatch a delegation headed by South Kordofan governor Ahmed Haroun to discuss the humanitarian access with the rebel groups.

Last year the two parties failed to implement a humanitarian agreement they had signed in August 2012 allowing the tripartite initiative members, UN agencies, African Union and Arab league, to reach the affected civilians in the areas held by the SPLM-N.

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  • 6 March 2013 11:41, by Panthou

    First and foremost, stop accusing South Sudan government of supporting the SPLA/M-N! We have no longer affair with them since an independent. 2nd, don’t fools them likewise in Addis Ababa 1972 peace accord with Anya-anya I. If you tend to repeat that game! Then Sudan will witness worse disaster or severely rebellion.

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  • 6 March 2013 14:21, by James Maker Akok

    North Sudan Government,
    North Sudan Government, you playing a game that will never happen for South Sudan to do it.
    Sorry for you!

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  • 6 March 2013 14:32, by zulu

    FOLKS. DO NOT BELIEVE THE NCP STORY. THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNNITY HAS GIVEN SUDAN 5 DAYS TO RETURN TO THE NEGOTIATIONS, ELSE THEY WILL FACE MORE SANCTIONS. YOU WILL SEE THEM BACK TO ETHIOPIA NEGOTIATING WITH SPLA-N NEXT WEEK.

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  • 6 March 2013 16:28, by panchol

    NCP terrorists of Sudan are dying while their eyes on South Sudan. Hahahahahahahahaha.lol leave South Sudan alone , since junubeen had gone with its 3/4 of oil.
    Why are you not sleeping because of the country which inhabited by insects as you always put it?lol what can demn government do at this moment in Sudan as war is everywhere: in Eastern Sudan,SK ,SBN ,Darfur& white Nile who is mostly margi

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