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We are in Khartoum to support Sudan’s transitional government: Arman


SPLM-N Agar deputy chairman Yasir Arman welcomed by the Movement supporters at the Khartoum airport on 2 Dec 2019 (ST photo)

December 2, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Yasir Aram the deputy chairman of the SPLM-N Agar Monday said they came to Khartoum to reaffirm their support for the transitional government and their readiness for a peace establishing a state based on equal citizenship.

Arman and his accompanying delegation arrived at Khartoum airport on Monday and were welcomed by Mohamed al-Faki, a member of the Transitional Sovereignty Council and a number of Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) leaders already in Khartoum.

The delegation was also greeted by SPLM-N Agar supporters who gathered at the airport to receive them and celebrate their return to the country after being deported from the country last June.

Speaking in a press conference a Khartoum hosted by the official news agency SUNA, he reiterated their support for the civilian transitional government headed by Abdallah Hamdok and stressed their commitment to the partnership with other Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) to build a unified democratic Sudan.

"We came to preach peace as we have been able in Juba to create a new partnership with the Transitional Authority represented by the Sovereign Council and the Council of Ministers".

"We stress the importance of continuing this partnership to achieve peace".

Also, the political leader stressed that the war will end only by recognizing equal citizenship without discrimination for all Sudanese and stopping discrimination against women.

"In a country like Sudan, it cannot rise to a new national project unless it recognizes citizenship without discrimination," he said.

He said that their visit to Khartoum a week before the resumption of talks in Juba aimed at preaching peace and pushing the country to move to a new stage before to stress the importance of joint action to preserve Sudan’s integrity.

He said the venue of the negotiations would be Juba "not only to make peace but to create a strategic relationship between the South and the North," pointing to the need to restoring the strategic relationship between Sudan and South Sudan, which will remain an independent state, he emphasized.

"We can establish a confederation that can be open to include other neighbouring countries," he said.

For his part, Ismail Jalab, the SPLM-N Agar Secretary-General, called on the other faction of the SPLM-N led by Abdel Aziz al-Hilu to reunite the Movement and coordinate with them to achieve peace in the Two Areas and the rest of Sudan.

In the same trend, he called on the exiled holdout rebel leader Abed Wahid al-Nur to join the peace process in Juba, pointing that the process is open for all the parties.

"We need to work to end the war, return the displaced and refugees to their areas of origin," he said. He added that both are the most affected social segments by the war.

The peace talks will resume on 10 December.

The government negotiating delegation held a meeting on Monday to prepare for the talks.


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  • 3 December 2019 08:09, by Malakal county Simon

    Look like SPLM-N Agar is so desperate to be part of new Sudan Transitional government (STG)leaving out the rest of SRF armed group particularly, the Darfur armed Group.... Very interesting

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    • 3 December 2019 08:11, by Malakal county Simon
    • 3 December 2019 09:59, by Fathi

      Well, he said he came to preach about establishing lasting peace and his views on the direction Sudan should towards in the future. Secondly, the SRF is part of the FFC, the body that decides who the governors and members of parliament will be. The SRF are guaranteed representation in the Transitional government.

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  • 3 December 2019 09:27, by Mayendit

    Deputy Chairman of SPLM and SPLA N, Yasir Arman rushing in to Khartoum before the process need to be done. The SRF army groups complained about why the delegation rushing in to Khartoum before the process and they blame chief mediation Mr. TTut Kew Gatluak for mishandling the process. Well, I would like to tell our brothers and sisters from Darfur to be careful Arab is Arabs that is all. Yasir Arm

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  • 3 December 2019 09:37, by Mayendit

    Continue: Yasir Arman seem to be fighting for personal gained. When the peace agreement was set in Ethiopia then, he denied the demand made by the people of Nubian Mountain and Blue Nile respectively. He did ignored suffering of Nubian Mountain and Blue Nile likewise, he rushed in while, Darfur groups not aware.

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  • 3 December 2019 09:50, by Fathi

    This was good for public relations. Freedom fighters finally coming home. I appreciate this gesture. Hopefully Hamdok takes 2 steps forward in return. He placed himself at risk by coming to preach on how to bring to our country together and establish lasting peace.

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    • 3 December 2019 10:04, by Fathi

      I always hear him speak about recognizing citizenship without discrimination. I would like to hear more about action steps, we as society, should take in providing an environment that leads to that. Also, what does he think the government should do in order to achieve that?

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      • 3 December 2019 10:08, by Fathi

        Also, how can we measure the level of discrimination in our society? Public surveys? Amount of representation in government? Economic opportunity & financial status by state or ethnic background? Religious tolerance?

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        • 3 December 2019 10:14, by Fathi

          I personally believe that a system of governance similar to the US Congress, specifically house & senate, would work best in regard to balancing power between state and central government, while also providing adequate representation for the minority.

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          • 3 December 2019 10:43, by Mayendit

            Fathi.there is no campersion between Arabs government system and the modernization society like US and more others. Arab government system loved to attached on Islamic rules in centuries and I don’t think the Sudan government is going to change widely on religion issued. We South Sudanese have been suffering most under Islamic laws and we accepted separation because of that. Let’s see how much cha

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            • 4 December 2019 12:35, by Fathi

              We are not asking for an Arabs government system. Current arab government systems are monarchies & dictators placed by the US. What the south suffered from was not islamic rules. There was nothing islamic about islamic rule in Sudan. Many want a secular gov. like Turkey.

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            • 4 December 2019 12:39, by Fathi

              I hope that you come visit us in Sudan once we establish a more inclusive and accepting Sudan. When you’re ready, I will have my house ready for you to stay at in Khartoum.

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  • 3 December 2019 10:15, by Kenyang ll

    For long time since 1988, Sudan has never been this hopeful. Yasir Arman is articulate world class politician. His future participation in Sudanese affairs will genuine peace and restore Sudan position internationally.

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    • 3 December 2019 10:32, by Fathi

      Probably since independence from Britain. I’m really hopeful that this new generation is the one that can transform Sudan for the better. I hope that Mr. Arman makes an effort to target the youth.

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