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Sudan, SPLM-N Agar sign peace framework agreement

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SPLM-N Al-Umda (R) shakes hands with Hemetti (L) after the signing of the peace framework agreement while Tut Gatluak (C) applauds on 24 January 2020 (SSPPU photo)January 24, 2020 (JUBA) - The Sudanese government and the SPLM-N led by Malik Agar signed a framework peace agreement in Juba on Friday, ahead of comprehensive peace agreement with armed groups before mid-February.

The purpose of the framework agreement with Agar group which is part of the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF)is to end the nearly 9-year armed conflict in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan states.

The dispositions of the signed deal included the right to legislate in the two areas, land ownership, power and wealth sharing and principles of security arrangements.

It is expected to be followed by a comprehensive peace agreement between the government and the SRF groups in Darfur and eastern Sudan before 14 February, once the other tracks complete framework agreements.

The signing ceremony took place at the presidential palace in Juba, in the presence of President Salva Kiir, a number of Sudanese government officials and the leaders of the Revolutionary Front.

For the transitional authority, the agreement was signed, Mohamed Hamdan Daglo "Hemetti", a leading member of the Transitional Sovereign Council, while it was inked by Ahmed Al-Umda Badi, SPLA-N Agar chief of staff for the other party.

In a speech delivered at the ceremony, Hemetti said that the conclusion of the framework agreement confirms the determination of the parties and the strength of their partnership for peace.

He also affirmed the government’s readiness to pay peace requirements and it will work with regional and international partners to achieve peace goals.

The SPLM-N Agar had rejected to include the secular state in the peace negotiations, arguing that the matter is not only related to the Two Areas. However, the group demands the right to legislate in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states in a way to ensure that Islamic legislation plays no role in their regional legal system.

The SRF groups plan to form a coalition with the other Forces for Freedom and Changes (FFC) including the National Umma Party for "civilian state" in Sudan.

In his speech, the SPLM-N Agar Deputy Leader Yasir Arman reiterated the Movement’s commitment to sign a comprehensive peace agreement before February 14th together with the other SRF factions.

He pointed out that the parties seek to build a new Sudan of diversity and peaceful coexistence, based on a strategic partnership with the Sovereign Councils, the cabinet, the army, the Rapid Support Forces, and the forces of freedom and change.

Arman said that they aspire to build a confederation between the two independent states of former Sudan. He also repeated their willingness to coordinate with the SPLM-N led by Abdel Aziz al-Hilu in order to achieve peace.

Salva Kiir applauds

President Salva Kiir, in his remarks, welcomed the signing of the framework agreement and hoped that the parties would reach a comprehensive peace in the coming weeks.

"There is nothing better than peace to achieve the goals," Kiir said.

He further called on the parties to adhere to the agreement and invite others to join it.

President Salva Kiir further stated that the leadership of the two countries seeks to end the internal conflicts and achieve welfare.

Commenting on the recent attack by Misseriya armed men on the Dinka Ngok, Kiir that what happened in Abyei recently reflects the mentality of the old regime in Sudan stressing that will not affect the relationship of the two countries.

Kiir stressed that the two countries seek to silence the gun, end the suffering caused by wars, to pave the way for economic cooperation between Khartoum and Juba and facilitating cross-border trade for the benefit of the two peoples.

(ST)

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  • 25 January 07:59, by Langbaar

    Fools,
    Mr. Malik Agar is a piece of trash. *Mr. Malik Agar, Yasir Arman, Mr. Abdela Hamdok, Abiye Ahmed of peace prize by our enemies), Uhuru Kenyatta, Mr. Museveni of Uganda, Thabo Mbeki of South Africa, Kenya, Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Bantus in DRC Congo, Central Africa Repblic (C.A.R); we cannot live side by side with white people, their Bantuss, Abesh (so-called ethiopian) prostitutes,>>>>

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    • 25 January 08:17, by Langbaar

      plain and simple.>>>

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      • 25 January 11:16, by Langbaar

        we are have informed our elders to let us bombed anything that is *connected to devil infected island of England, the US, their evil juus (so-called israelis), attack dogs, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their cloned so-called Arabs, English people and some of their creeps on between who love our country and our people. Bully women at your your own risk fools>>>

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        • 25 January 11:40, by Langbaar

          Over 90% of women around the world think; they have been bullied by boys for a long time, and they are fighting back. Mr. Malik Agar is a piece of trash. Read these links: Josephine Margaret Bakhita, Ms, Margaret Bakhita was no nonsense woman. She has some relations to criminals in ’Darfur’. Ms. Margaret Bakhita was bullied by her some European criminals.>>>

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          • 25 January 13:21, by Fathi

            Where are the links?

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            • 25 January 13:23, by Fathi

              Why do you hate Malik Agar and Yasir Arman?

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              • 25 January 18:41, by Langbaar

                Fathi,
                I don’t think I hate Mr. Agar and Yasar Arman. They helped bombed your cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan. Mr. Fathi chap. People of Nuba Mountains, Southern Blue Nile (Funjs), fought your cloned so-called arab North Sudan. El Kurmuk, Southern Blue Nile and even el Damzain are Malik Agar countries. Mr. Malik Agar even captured El Damazin before>>>

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                • 25 January 18:51, by Langbaar

                  2005 comprehensive peace Agreement (CPA). Have you ever of Katiba (banat women battalion). Mr. Fathi the owners. have taken back their country. Your Mr. Abdella Hamdok will be remove and even kill by us. He is just a piece of trash. He wasjust installed in by low lives who covet our country and our people to death Fathi chap. Your Abdella Hamdok>>>

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                  • 25 January 19:01, by Langbaar

                    to welcome the evil juus (so-called israelis) to come and invest North Sudan. Those investors would have wasted their money. Fathi chap, we cannot live side with *your cloned so-called of North Sudan, evil juss (so-called israelis) attack dogs, Abeshas (so-called ethiopian) prostitutes, Bantus, Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Nepalese, Sri Lankans in our country chap>>>

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                    • 25 January 19:12, by Langbaar

                      Mr. Fathi, this Darfurian piece of trash in the picture is not anyone. He is piece of trash chap. There are some criminals who think, they can live over other people. Islam is not a religion and will never ever will be a religion under the sun and even in million years, pure HARED and RACISM chap.>>>>

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                      • 26 January 13:56, by Fathi

                        Then stop calling them a piece of trash LOL
                        Their efforts joining the struggle helped Southerners achieve independence even though they didn’t benefit from SS seceding. If you actually wanted to bomb the so-called arabs you wouldn’t have signed the CPA and would’ve ruled both Sudans

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