Home | News    Monday 5 May 2014

Sudanese parliament ready to support dialogue in Central African Republic: speaker

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

May 4, 2014 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese parliament expressed readiness to provide all the necessary support to achieve a national dialogue process in the neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR) where lawmakers are expected to adopt a new constitution this month.

JPEG - 16.7 kb
CAR Women carry their belongings as they disembark from trucks carrying refugees Muslims, after travelling in convoy escorted by the African Union troops on a 4-day journey from Bangui, to Chad border town of Sido, April 30, 2014. (Photo Reuters/Siegfried Modola)

Following the adoption of the new constitution in CAR, the legislators plan to hold national forums across the troubled country for public feedback and will call for national reconciliation ahead of general elections scheduled for February 2015.

In a joint press conference held with the visiting speaker of Central African Republic’s National Transition Council (CNT), Alexander Ferdinand Nguendet, the head of the National Assembly Fatih Izz Al-Deen, said Sudan is willing to support national reconciliation and stability in the CAR.

"The Sudanese parliament will devote all its means to support and assist the Central African Republic to get out of this crisis" Izz Al-Deen told reporters, adding that they will arrange meetings between the visiting CAR delegation and humanitarian and civil society groups.

Nguendet said they expect that Sudan can support their efforts to conduct national dialogue and requested Khartoum help in this consultation aiming to achieve a lasting peace and promote economic development.

The CAR is witnessing a cycle of revenge attacks by the Christian militias against the Muslim minority after the seizure of power by Seleka rebels a year ago. Rights groups and international institutions denounced atrocities committed by anti-balaka groups.

The African Union deployed some 5,000 peacekeepers and France dispatched 2,000 soldiers but they failed to stop the bloodshed. An European force of 800-1000 troops started to arrive in the country and expected to be fully deployed in June.

The speaker of the Sudanese parliament said only dialogue can end the ongoing violence in CAR and stressed that African conflicts should be handed by African institutions.

Last week, Sudanese MPs discussed the situation in the CAR and demanded the government to reconcile between the Christians and Muslim Central Africans . they also called to amend relations between Bangui and Ndjamena which is accused of supporting the Seleka rebels.

Khartoum is also keen to see the tripartite CAR - Chadian - Sudanese force resumes its activities and monitor the border between the three countries.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article


 
 

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


World’s newest nation has unprecedented opportunity to end sexual violence in conflict 2014-10-17 21:34:44 By Zainab Hawa Bangura October 17, 2014 - As United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Conflict, I completed my first trip to South Sudan last (...)

Celebrate the golden jubilee of the October 1964 Sudanese revolution 2014-10-17 21:34:32 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman October 17, 2014 - Despite the dearth and lack of what needs celebration and rejoice in the reign of the National Congress Party (NCP) regime led by the tyrant genocidal (...)

Sudan, Iran, the Obama Administration, and Khartoum’s political vision" 2014-10-16 09:05:01 More about what we learn from the leaked minutes of the August 31 meeting bringing together Khartoum's most senior military and security officials By Eric Reeves October 15, 2014 - The document (...)


MORE








Latest Press Releases


Sudan Democracy First Group condemns wave of arbitrary arrests in Sudan 2014-09-25 05:17:35 Sudan Democracy First Group 25 September 2014 - In a desperate attempt to prevent a series of events commemorating the victims of the September 2013 protests, Sudan’s notorious National (...)

HRW calls on UN rights body to press Sudan to investigate murder of peaceful protesters 2014-09-24 21:24:09 Human Rights Watch One Year On, No Justice for Protester Deaths (Geneva, September 23, 2014) – The United Nations Human Rights Council should call on Sudan to account immediately for the death (...)

Hundreds walk for peace in South Sudan 2014-09-23 08:30:16 National Platform for Peace and Reconciliation (NPPR) PRESS RELEASE Juba, 21 September 2014 - Hundreds of people took to the streets of the South Sudan capital Jubato ‘Walk for Peace’and demand (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2014 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.