Title: SPLM-N wanted to discuss other issues than the Tow Areas issues : Sudan’s government
Author: SudaneseOnline News
Date: 11-28-2014, 03:14 PM
Khartoum-SudaneseOnline-Sudan’s government Chief negotiator, Ibrahim Ghandour, has announced that delegation of Sudan people’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) wanted to discuss other issues without addressing the issues of the Blue Nile and South Kordofan states, stressing that his Government delegation insisted not to discuss any other issues than issues of the Two Areas , completing of the framework agreement and o forming of three committee to negotiate on the security, humanitarian and political issues, and to agree on the term of reference for these committees.
“Otherwise we would not reach any agreement and war and suffering would continue," he added
in a press statement followed the first session between the two parties in Addis Ababa, Ghandour said that they came to the current round as agreed in the previous ones, where the two sides reached to the ends of the framework agreement, and that they were supposed to complete the points that could not be agreed upon, pointing out that Darfur and Southern Kordofan tracks are completely different
He stated that Darfur Forum focuses on the discussion of a comprehensive ceasefire and an emphasis on Doha Peace Agreement.
For his part, SPLM-N chief negotiator Yasir Arman said that the government on Wednesday did not present its position on the matters the mediation asked the two parties to consider.
“Mbeki requested the parties to give a clear response on how to coordinate one peace process with two tracks and reach a comprehensive cessation of hostilities. He asked how to reach one roadmap, including a preparatory meeting for the national dialogue. Further, he wanted to know the positions’ of two parties on the particularities of the conflict areas and how to deal with within the framework of the national constitutional dialogue,” Aman said.
In line with the decision of the AU Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) 456, the mediation has brokered two tracks for the Two Areas and Darfur in a way to end the war in these regions and hold a national gathering in Addis Ababa to prepare for the constitutional process which should take place inside the country.