Juba, South Sudan,
28 May 2021 – The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) has submitted a draft framework for negotiations paving way for the peace agreement to the Sudan Transitional Government.
The mediation team handed over the draft document Thursday, submitted by the SPLM-N headed by Abdel Aziz al-Hilu to the Abdalla Hamdock administration.
The SPLM-N delegation was led by Amar Amon Daldoom and the government delegation was headed by Chems Al-Din Kabbashi.
Sudanese Cabinet Minister, Khalid Youssif who doubles as the Spokesman of the Government Negotiating Delegation said in a statement released after the meeting that the mediation handed over the draft for a framework agreement that explains the issues and general principles for negotiations.
In a statement extended to Nyamilepedia, Youssif said, he and other government-negotiating teams will study the draft text first before the resumption of the negotiations which is scheduled to take place next week.
Dhieu Matook, Mediation Rapporteur said in a separate statement that the document is a translation of the declaration of principles initiated by Gen. Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, the head of the Transitional Military Council and the SPLM-N leader two months ago.
“Once a framework agreement is reached, the mediation will develop a new strategy with the aim of reaching comprehensive peace,” Matook said.
The meeting was also attended by the Head of the United Nations Political Support Mission to Sudan Volker Perthes.
The first round of talks is expected to last for two weeks. The Sudan Revolutionary Front is expected to join in the negotiation table.
According to a statement released in Khartoum, the Sudanese Revolutionary Front welcomed the resumption of the talks with the SPLM-N al-Hilu saying it is significant to achieving lasting peace in Sudan.
“The Revolutionary Front affirms that the government’s negotiating position is based on the Constitutional Document and the Juba Agreement. A peace agreement with the SPLM-N must be aligned with these documents,” said the statement.
The alliance of the parties signatory to the Juba peace agreement further announced its decision to take part in the talks along with the government delegation.
The government delegation already includes Buthina Ibrahim Dinar Federal Government Minister who is a prominent member of the SPLM-N led by Malik Agar.