Home | News    Tuesday 13 November 2018

Sudan ready to give guarantees for rebels to participate in constitutional conference

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

Faisal Hassan Ibrahim
November 12, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - President Omer al-Bashir pledged to give the leaders of the armed groups the necessary guarantees for their safety if they participate in the Constitutional Conference which will be held in Khartoum

Presidential Assistant Faisal Hassan Ibrahim announced the presidential pledge in a meeting public with the South Kordofan people in the capital Khartoum on Monday.

"President Omer al-Bashir has agreed to guarantee to ensure the safety of the armed groups to enable them to participate in the drafting of a permanent constitution even if they do not sign a peace agreement," said Ibrahim.

He added that peace remains the first option for his government, and praised the recent initiative of President Salva Kiir to facilitate the peace process.

The measure would come in the framework of a peace process brokered by the African Union to reach a negotiated settlement for the armed conflict the Two Areas of South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

According to a roadmap, agreed in 2016, there would be national dialogue process to discuss national issues following the signing of peace agreements for the issues of the Two Areas and Darfur. However, Khartoum now proposes to replace the agreed dialogue process with the "Constitutional Dialogue" because the National Dialogue Conference was already held in October 2016.

The presidential assistant appealed to the SPLM-N to abandon violence and to espouse peaceful political action and to participate in the 2020 elections.

He also stressed that achieving peace remains the government’s first choice pointing out it will continue to seek it anywhere.

Ibrahim spoke about his recent meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa with the leader of the SPLM-N faction led by Abdel Aziz al-Hilu to discuss the resumption of the peace process for the Two Areas.

He called on al-Hilu to "give up procrastination" and to reach a humanitarian deal with the government enabling the United Nations to have access to civilians in the rebel-held areas and to provide them with the needed assistance.

The SPLM-N al-Hilu at the end of the informal consultations meeting in South African said they proposed to discuss the political agenda first and to delay the humanitarian access and the security arrangement.

Sudan says committed to the previous agenda of the talks with the unified SPLM-N which provides to negotiate a cessation of hostilities agreement followed by a humanitarian deal and other trust-building measures to create a conducive environment for the political talks.

(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


Will uprising in Sudan provide a new political dispensation? 2019-04-20 06:25:31 By Luka Kuol* The recent wave of uprising in some African countries shows the new means of contesting the African rulers who stayed in power for so long and are hardly to be unseated through the (...)

Sudan’s Uprising: Dealings with remnants of al-Bashir 2019-04-16 21:14:38 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman From the outset, the people of Sudan who have been demonstrating in their glorious popular rebellion for over four months categorically reject the Reproduction or (...)

Sudan’s third civilian uprising and the fourth military coup i 2019-04-16 13:12:52 The third civilian uprising and the fourth military coup in Sudan history ended up with the downfall of Omar Hassan El Bashir after nearly 30 years in power. By Lul Gatkuoth Gatluak The news (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)

Joseph Malwal Dong joined the SPLM/A -IO 2019-04-02 08:35:02 SPLM/A (IO) Press Release 1/4/2019 On Hon. Joseph Malwal Dong Joined the SPLM/A (IO) The leadership of the SPLM/A (IO) would like to seize this precious opportunity to announce to members and (...)

Sudan Protests: Investigate the custodial death of three University students 2019-03-13 12:53:14 The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) Sudan Protests: Urgent call for investigations into the custodial death of three University students and alleged torture of detainees by (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.