Title: Negotiations with the rebels hampered by foreign circles don't want peace: Sudan’s government
Author: SudaneseOnline News
Date: 11-29-2014, 03:49 PM
Khartoum-SudaneseOnline-The head of Sudan’s government delegation to the negotiations of the Two Areas, Ibrahim Ghandour has attributed prolonging of the negotiations between his government and the rebel Sudan people’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) to insistence of the latter to discuss issues outside the framework of the agreed agenda, emphasizing that the autonomy for Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan states is not on the table, revealing that the negotiations is impeded by foreign parties that do not want peace in Sudan, stressing that the issue of the cease-fire remains the priority.
According to the Sudan News Agency (SUNA) on Friday, Ghandour said that the two sides agreed in the previous round over 90% of the issues, adding that SPLM-N engaged Darfur issues and other political issues which are supposed to be discussed in the framework of the national dialogue.
He pointed out that presence of the political party representatives to Addis Ababa is clear proof that Sudan’s government is seeking to bring peace, adding that no country in the world allows the opposition parties to come out and meet with the armed movements
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.
The Sudanese government and the SPLM-N resumed on Wednesday discussions over a framework agreement aiming to end the three-year conflict in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan and prepare for an inclusive national dialogue process initiated by the president Omer al-Bashir.