Juba, South Sudan,
June 11th, 2021 – The mediation body of the Juba Peace Agreement adjourned the peace talks until further notice saying the parties need more time to make consultation meetings to reach a sustainable consensus over outstanding issues.
In a statement seen by Nyamilepedia, South Sudan Presidential Advisor on National Security Affairs, Tut Gatluak, who doubles as head of the Sudanese peace mediating team announced Thursday that the peace talks between the transitional government of Sudan and SPLM-North of al-Hilu were postponed to give a space for the two sides to make consultations.
The mediation body extended the talks last Saturday for one week to give room to newly-formed committees to carry on and finish their work of revising the framework of the agreement.
However, the two sides failed to resolve their contentious issues.
Gatluak confirmed to reporters without borders yesterday that the mediation team decided “to adjourn the direct negotiations to allow the two delegations to deliberate further on contentious issues.
The head of the mediating team believes that the parties can overcome their differences and reach a consensus pointing that the issues of contention are not “central”.
“They can be addressed through the determination of both parties,” he said.
Head of Sudanese Transitional Military Council Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Abdel Aziz al-Hilu signed a declaration of principles on 28 March providing separation between the state and religion.