Final statement of negotiations between Sudan Government and SPLM-N
Juba, June 15 (SUNA) – The round of direct negotiations on a framework agreement between the Transitional Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), led by the mediation of the Republic of South Sudan under the supervision of President Salva Kiir Mayardit, was concluded in Juba today, in the presence of representative of the Republic of Chad as one of the guarantors and observers from the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan and representatives of the Troika countries, the European Union and Egypt.
A joint final statement was issued at the conclusion of the round of peace talks, which was signed by the head of Sudan government delegation, Member of the Transitional Sovereignty Council Gen. Shams-Eddin Kabbashi, Secretary General of SPLM-N Commander Ammar Amoun and South Sudanese Presidential Adviser, Tut Gatluak, the chief mediator.
The statement said the round of peace talks was held in an atmosphere of positive spirit and constructive dialogue between the two parties on the basis of the Declaration of Principles that signed between the President of the Transitional Sovereignty Council, Gen. Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan and the leader of SPLM-N Commander Abdelaziz Al-Hilu.
It explained that over the days of the negotiations, the two parties engaged in dialogue on draft framework agreement submitted by the SPLM-N, and to which the transitional government responded with initial acceptance, and that the draft represented a good basis for discussing the roots of the Sudanese crisis and reaching common consensus on the contentious issues contained in the draft with the aim of ending the war and achieving just, comprehensive and durable peace.
It went on to say that the two parties reached agreements and understandings on most of the axes and issues that were mentioned in the draft framework agreement. On the other hand, the two parties were unable to reach final decisions on a number of issues that were discussed.
Accordingly, the mediation committee decided, in agreement with the two negotiating parties, and to protect and consolidate the major points of agreement reached by the two parties on the draft agreement and to open the way for more internal dialogues and consultations on the points of disagreement and to involve the widest possible sector of the Sudanese in the political and civil society and communities of the refugees and IDPs, to adjourn the current dialogue sessions, the statement noted.
It said this is provided that the mediation in collaboration with the international partners would work during the coming weeks for bring viewpoints of the two parties closer together in order to reach an agreement on the outstanding issues and sign the framework agreement as soon as possible.
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