Today in Juba, negotiations resumed between the delegations of the Government of Sudan and the “Northern People’s Movement” led by Abdelaziz El-Hilu. The participants in this session will discuss the observations made by the government in response to a paper submitted by the SPLM to complete a framework agreement between the two sides.
A spokesman for the government delegation had announced that the Juba negotiations are proceeding in a positive spirit, and that the Sudanese government’s response to the framework agreement proposal was based on the Constitutional Document of the Juba Peace Agreement, and the Declaration of Principles signed by the President of the Sudanese Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan and the head of the SPLM North, Abdulaziz Al-Hilu. Read also I withdrew from the negotiations because of Hemeti.. The Popular Movement: Rapid Support Forces are hostile to citizens and peace Provides for the secularization of the state.. The Sudanese government signs a “Declaration of Principles” with the SPLM North
The Southern mediation rapporteur, Dhio Matok, said in press statements that today’s direct negotiation session between the government delegation and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North discussed the framework agreement paper, which was submitted directly (by the movement), according to the official Sudanese News Agency.
He added that the talks between the two parties are going well and making tangible progress, and an agreement can be reached on the set date on June 6.
He pointed out that the last period witnessed leaks of important papers and documents for the dialogue, warning that this approach could lead to negative practices.
Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok affirmed his government’s keenness to achieve peace with all armed movements in the country.
Hamdok briefed members of his government on the progress of the peace negotiations currently taking place in Juba with the SPLM-N.
On May 26, a procedural negotiation session between the government and the movement was launched in Juba, followed by a direct negotiation session that resulted in a draft framework agreement that the movement handed over to the government delegation, which the latter accepted.
Khaled Omar, Minister of Sudanese Cabinet Affairs, and the official spokesman for the government delegation to the Juba negotiations, said that the proposal for the framework agreement submitted by the SPLM-N in the first session of the negotiations found general acceptance from the government delegation, stressing that the coming period will witness complete agreement on the draft agreement to sign it. .
framework agreement proposal
The SPLM North, led by Abdulaziz Al-Hilu, submitted a paper last March, stipulating that the state should be at the same distance from all religions and provide freedom of belief for all citizens.
The framework agreement proposal adopted supra-constitutional principles, which stipulate the adoption of secularism and decentralization in governance, respect for diversity and human rights, and prohibit military coups, while giving the right to self-determination in case of violation of the supra-constitutional principles that any permanent constitution of Sudan must comply with.
The agreement indicated the need for a period of 6 months before the beginning of the transitional period to establish the mechanisms and institutions stipulated in the agreement.
The proposed framework agreement also defines the general issues and principles of negotiation, and includes the Declaration of Principles signed between the two parties last March, in which they announced their intention to end disputes through a peaceful settlement, the formation of a single army in the country, and the establishment of a state that guarantees freedom of religion and worship for all people.
Khartoum signed, in Juba last October 3, an agreement to bring peace with armed movements within the “Revolutionary Front” alliance, but the agreement was not signed by the SPLM-N and the Sudan Liberation Movement, led by Abdel Wahed Nur, which is fighting government forces in the Darfur region. (West).
Bringing peace is one of the most prominent files on the table of the Abdullah Hamdok government, which is the first government in Sudan since the army leadership, on April 11, 2019, removed Omar al-Bashir from the presidency (1989-2019), under the weight of popular protests condemning the deteriorating economic conditions.
Since August 21, 2019, Sudan has been living a 53-month transitional period that ends with elections in early 2024, during which power is shared by the army, civilian forces and the armed movements that signed the peace agreement.