Title: Sudan says no direction to separate negotiations on Two Areas issues
Author: SudaneseOnline News
Date: 12-27-2014, 02:54 PM
December 27, 2014-Khartoum-SudaneseOnline-Sudan’s Government negotiating team on the Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan states stressed that there is direction to separate negotiations between issues of Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile as the protocols deal with the political, security and humanitarian issues of the Two Areas.
Member of Khartoum’s negotiating delegation, Abdul Rahman Abu Midian, said in press statements on Friday that the State had supported the development of the Two Areas through establishment of Support Peace Fund in Southern Kordofan and the High Commission for Development of Blue Nile state, headed by the first Vice President
Abu Midian stressed the importance of unity of Government delegation and negotiating platform to discuss issues of the Two Areas with its political and security aspects and political, demanding separating between negotiations and development demands, noting that the development currently being run in the two states needs security stability.
The Sudanese government and SPLM-N rebels failed to reach a ceasefire agreement and continue to disagree on how to allow humanitarian access to affected civilians in the rebel controlled areas.
UN agencies, African Union and Arab League launched a humanitarian initiative in this respect, but Khartoum demands to control the whole operation while the SPLM-N rejects its intervention in this operation, suggesting including a UN force deployed in Abyei for logistical purposes as the Arab and African monitors will ensure that the food will only be delivered to civilians.