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Sudan delays celebration of the peace agreement as opposition leaders delay return to Khartoum

Nov 3, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — A Sudanese peace celebration, organized by the government and opposition groups that was expected to be done today, November 3, 2020 has been delayed to mid November.

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok shows sign of peace in Juba, South Sudan(Photo credit: supplied/Nyamilepedia)
Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok shows sign of peace in Juba, South Sudan(Photo credit: supplied/Nyamilepedia)

The celebration of the Juba Peace Agreement has been postponed to November 15, 2020.

The parties came to term during a recent between Shams Al-Din Kabbashi, a member of the Sovereign Council, and the leaders of the former rebel groups, under the auspice of the South Sudanese mediator, Hon Tut Gatluak, the presidential Advisor on Security.

Speaking to the media after the meeting, Tut Gatluak said the two parties agreed on adjourning the talks to 15th of November because the leaders of the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) is expected to have arrived in Khartoum by then.

The South Sudanese mediator added that all parties to the peace process — the mediation committee and the peace partners — are expected to attend the celebration that will be held in the Sudan capital.

Initially, the celebration was meant to take place in Khartoum on the 3rd of November, with the participation of President Salva Kiir and Chadian President Idriss Deby.

The Higher Peace Council recently held a meeting in Khartoum to discuss the arrangement to welcome the leaders of the armed groups. 

Following the meeting, Kabbashi was tasked with the preparations for these celebrations.

For his part, SRF leader Hadi Idriss has confirmed that the parties agreed on the 15th of November as a new date for their return to Khartoum.

“The 15th of November will be a great day, during which a big celebration will be organized in Khartoum to mark the signing of the Juba Peace Agreement,” declared Idriss.

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