Home | News    Friday 25 July 2014

Sudan’s parties agree on roadmap for national dialogue: presidential aide

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

July 25, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese presidential assistant, Ibrahim Ghandour, said that the ruling National Congress Party and opposition parties participating in the national dialogue endorsed a roadmap and a timeframe to conduct the process.

JPEG - 8.5 kb
Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir has called on political parties to participate in national dialogue aimed at stimulating a reform plan announced earlier this year (Photo: Reuters/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)

Speaking in the early hours of Friday, Ghandour said the meeting agreed to launch the national dialogue process after Eid el-Fitr, a four-day holiday marking the end of Ramadan to start on 30 July.

The timeframe of the political process is between one to three months, he further said.

According to the presidential aide, the meeting endorsed also the attributions of the supreme coordination committee known as (7+7 committee), the General Conference, the sub-committees, the agenda of the dialogue and how to implement the outcome of the national dialogue.

Thursday meeting was chaired by president Omer al-Bashir with the participation of the Popular Congress (PCP) Party secretary-general Hassan al-Turabi and chairman of the Reform Now Movement (RNM), Ghazi Salah Edeen Attabani.

The National Umma Party (NUP) suspended its participation in the dialogue following the arrest of its leader Sadiq al-Mahdi last May. After his release in June, the opposition party called to review the process and posed some conditions to rejoin it.

Ghandour, said in statements on Wednesday that the 7+7 committee agreed to more than 90% of the roadmap, pointing that this framework agreement would be completed no later than Eid al-Fitr holiday.

But opposition sources said a disagreement persists on issues like the formation of a national unity government , respect of political freedoms and to review the electoral law.

On Friday morning, Ghandour nonetheless played down these fears, saying that the divergences on the draft framework agreement are minors.

“We agreed to discuss in the (general) conference the mechanism which will implement the outcome of the dialogue,” he said alluding to the demands for a national unity government and delay of general election scheduled for April 2014.

The presidential aide further called on all the political parties and rebel groups to participate in the dialogue.

The official news agency SUNA reported that it was agreed that observers from the African Union and Arab League will be invited to attend the dialogue.

The RNM deputy leader Mohamed Bashir Suleiman said they are seeking to convince the NUP to resume its participation in the process based on a bilateral political agreement providing to coordinate their efforts in the national dialogue.

(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


Darfur, the most ‘successful’ genocide in a century 2017-04-21 23:16:47 By Eric Reeves The Darfur region of western Sudan has been recognized since 2004 as the site of genocide since 2004 by dozens of political officials and bodies (including the U.S. Congress and (...)

Open Letter to AU and IGAD: Festus Mogae be relieved and JMEC disbanded 2017-04-21 23:12:39 By Dak Buoth It is an opportune time for President Festus Mogae, the Chair of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation commission (JMEC) to pack and go back where he came from. And if he so wishes to (...)

The Nile Basin In Transformation: research uptake and what’s at stake? 2017-04-20 14:55:55 Mohamed s. M. Yassin (Ph.D) The Nile basin territories have witnessed huge transformation since prehistoric era and continue to be subjected to enormous transformations. The transformations (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


HRW denounces "collective punishment" in South Sudan’s Wau 2017-04-15 07:06:48 Human Right Watch South Sudan: New Spate of Ethnic Killings Urgent Need for Justice; UN Should Increase Patrols in Wau (Nairobi, April 14, 2017) – Government soldiers and allied militias (...)

Statement by South Sudanese Communist Party on the National Dialoguel 2017-03-22 05:44:42 The Communist Party of South Sudan On the Initiative of the National Dialogue The initiative taken by the President of the Republic of South Sudan declaring a need for a national dialogue is an (...)

An Appeal to President of the Republic of South Sudan 2017-03-15 07:22:45 Dear. Mr. President, I write to appeal to you for the release of political detainees now in the custody of the National Security Service at Jebel and other detention facilities. In doing this, I (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.