Title: Postponement of Addis Ababa meetings between Sudan’s government and rebel SPLM-N
Author: SudaneseOnline News
Date: 11-17-2014, 03:05 PM
Khartoum-SudaneseOnline-The African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) postponed a crucial meeting scheduled late yesterday, Saturday, to discuss the responses of Sudan’s government and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) for 24 hours on a draft framework agreement prepared the AUHIP
The African mediation informed Khartoum’s delegation postponement of the meeting without giving any reasons.
Sudanese Government delegation confirmed its commitment to continue to negotiate with responsibility for the citizens of Sothern Kordofan and Blue Nile states, stressing that it would deal with the situation with principle of continuing to negotiate in accordance with the arrangements of the mediation.
Source from SPLM-N disclosed that they received the draft framework agreement late, pointing they need to study it and hold consultations before to ink it.
“Also we need to hold conduct more consultations with our allies in the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) before the signing, because we have one process with two tracks,” the SPLM-N source said.
Khartoum media organs released reports saying divisions within the SRF rebels led to delay the process.
Also, the semi-official SMC published a report saying that American diplomats in Addis Ababa met with the SPLM-N chief negotiator Yasir Arman and advised him to not sign the draft agreement.