Home | News    Saturday 5 November 2016

Opposition leaders, German officials discuss Sudan’s dialogue process

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

SPLM-N chairman Malik Agar, NUP leader Sadiq al-Mahdi and SPLM-N SG Yasir Arman on the right, and German diplomats of African affairs at the Federal Foreign Office meet in Berlin on Friday 4 November 2016 (ST Photo)
November 4, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese opposition leaders held a two-day consultations meeting with German Foreign Ministry officials in Berlin to discuss ways to achieve a comprehensive humanitarian cessation of hostilities and an inclusive national dialogue process in the east African country.

The meeting comes after the failure of direct talks brokered by the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) last August and also after a informal discussions facilitated by the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni last September.

The consultations with the German officials who facilitate the AUHIP activities intervenes after the end of the end of internal National Dialogue Conference last October where the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) and its allies endorsed the National Document.

In a statement issued on Friday, the National Umma Party (NUP) leader, Sadiq al-Mahdi and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement -North (SPLM-N) chairman Malik Agar said in a joint statement they briefed officials at the German Federal Foreign Office on the requirements of the cessation of hostilities and the humanitarian access to the civilians in the conflict affected areas.

The opposition leaders who were invited by the German government said they emphasized "the need for all the parties to commit themselves to Roadmap Agreement", and to "renew confidence in the AUHIP" to resume its efforts.

After the end of the internal dialogue conference, the opposition groups condemned the adoption of the final National Document to be implemented during a three-year transitional period. They said this text is a clear breach to the Roadmap agreement which provides to hold an inclusive meeting after the implementation of confidence building measures starting with the humanitarian truce.

The armed and political opposition groups, in turn, proposed to consider this meeting and its outcome as first step in the inclusive process prepared by the African Union mechanism.

In their joint statement, the two opposition leaders further called on the international community "to unit positions in support of peace and democratic transformation in Sudan".

Last October, the American administration called on the Sudanese government to consider the government-led dialogue conference a first phase, and to engage with the opposition for its participation in an inclusive process.

NUP leader plans to return to Khartoum by the end of this year, but he clearly indicated he would not compromise with the government on the signed Roadmap Agreement. He also vowed to mobilize opposition groups for an inclusive 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.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Mugabe’s Dictatorial End: A Great Lesson for South Sudan 2017-11-20 08:40:27 by Matai Muon In Africa’s model of democracy, serving longer equates to a higher level of democratic peace and stability. From Sudan to DRC, Equatorial Guinea to Uganda, Rwanda to Zimbabwe, the (...)

South Sudan peace revitalization is priority 2017-11-18 13:06:33 By Clement Maring Samuel The SPLM political detainees (FDS), and SPLM in Government (SPLM-IG) holds to views of achieving peace through the reunification of the SPLM party, and through the (...)

Somaliland: How tribalism endangers an African democracy 2017-11-11 06:21:19 By Abdirahman M Dirye From South Sudan, Somaliland, to Ethiopia, ethnic conflicts brew to tear apart these countries and weaken institutions but this time nepotism and clan-loyalty regenerated (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Reactions to government agencies’ conspiracy against Greater Bor community 2017-10-08 07:54:31 By Manyok Abraham Thuch & Kuch Kuol Deng A monkey business or a donkey business in the government of the republic of South Sudan against the citizens is unacceptable. Therefore, we as youth (...)

Amnesty calls to release Nubian activists detained over protest for cultural rights 2017-09-12 20:47:54 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 12 September 2017 Egypt: Release 24 Nubian activists detained after protest calling for respect of their cultural rights Egyptian authorities should (...)

New group formed to gather Nuer in United States 2017-08-17 14:15:50 DECLARATION FOR THE FORMATION OF NUD TO BRING TOGETHER ALL NUER IN THE U.S.A Press Statement The Nuer Union For Development (NUD) The United State of America The State of Nebraska August 15, (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.