Home | News    Thursday 4 July 2019

Sudanese parties resume talks over transitional Sovereign Council

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

 TMC and FFC delegations resume talks on 3 July 2019 (Photo SUNA)
July 3, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The Transitional Military Council (TMC) and Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) resumed direct talks on Wednesday over the sticking point of the presidency of the transitional Sovereign Council following huge efforts by the mediators to bring the parties to the negotiating table.

On 26 June, the African Union and Ethiopian envoys handed over a nine-page proposal providing to form a sovereign council composed of 15 members. Seven to be designated by the TMC and seven others by the opposition Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC).

The two sides have to agree on a 15th civilian member to make it a civilian-led body. Also, the proposal calls to postpone the formation of the Transitional Legislative Assembly for three months.

The two sides accepted to the civilian majority, but the military council said they want the leadership of collective presidency.

Contrary to the previous rounds of talks, the talks resumed in a hotel in Khartoum and not at the presidency where the military used to receive the opposition negotiators. Also, it was co-chaired by the Ethiopian mediator and the African Union envoy.

Until late on Wednesday, nothing transpired from the meeting. The only thing announced by the Ethiopian Mediator, Mahmoud Dirir, that the two sides accepted the agenda proposed they proposed to the two delegations.

Khaled Omer, the deputy head of the Sudanese Congress Party (SCoP) told Sky News Arabia that the resumption of direct talks took place after being informed by the mediators that all their prerequisites have been accepted by the military junta.

"Based on the last draft agreement made by the mediators, we have demanded that the discussion to be on one issue and to not reopen negotiations on what has been already agreed," Omer said alluding to the disputed Sovereign Council.

The SCoP official further said they asked the mediation to set a time limit for the negotiations and to include their perquisites in the agenda of the meeting before to join the negotiating table.

"These are our (procedural) demands for the mediation, and they accepted it," he said.

For the military council, he recalled their demand to release the political detainees adding the mediators demanded a list of their names because the TMC pledged to release them.

"We asked to lift the internet blackout," he added.

The opposition official recalled their demand to form an independent investigation committee into the killing of civilians after the 11 April 2011, including the massacre of 30 June where over hundred people by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and other security forces.

(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


Sudan’s Peace: putting the cart before the Horse 2020-01-12 18:35:24 Putting Peace in the rear after the Sudanese Revolution is Akin to putting the cart before the Horse By Mahmoud A. Suleiman This article comes against the backdrop of the indifference and the (...)

Environmental effects of oil spills in South Sudan’s Unity (2-2) 2020-01-09 06:35:08 By Peter Reat Gatkuoth When pipelines are built, regulated, controlled and maintained as necessary by international and national legislation, they can be safe environmentally according to (...)

Environmental effects of oil spills in South Sudan’s Unity (1-2) 2020-01-08 12:54:09 By Peter Reat Gatkuoth “Environment is one of the facets of life that requires utmost attention. The relationship between man (human being) and the environment is one that is reciprocal in a (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

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 (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2020 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.