The transitional government in Sudan announced the resumption of negotiations with the “Popular Movement – North” led by Abdel Aziz Al-Hilu, in the capital of South Sudan, Juba, on Monday.
This came in media statements by the official spokesman for the negotiating delegation, Khaled Omar Youssef – today, Sunday – according to a statement by the Sudanese Sovereignty Council.
Youssef added that the government delegation will deliver its response to the draft framework agreement tomorrow, through mediation, to the “Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North” led by Abdel-Aziz Al-Hilu.
He stressed the determination and eagerness of the transitional government to achieve peace, indicating that there is a strong will and determination on all sides and optimism to reach a lasting and comprehensive peace.
The spokesman of the negotiating delegation expressed his hope that the beginning of the negotiation round – tomorrow, Monday – would be a step forward, to reach peace as soon as possible in light of the positive atmosphere of the negotiation process and to complete its course. According to his saying.
Yesterday, Saturday, the Sudanese government announced the start of studying the draft framework agreement proposal submitted by the SPLM delegation, which it received from the mediation in Juba. In preparation for the resumption of negotiations tomorrow, Monday.
Last Wednesday, the opening procedural session began in Juba, with the presence of the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit, the heads of the Sovereignty Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, the ministers Abdullah Hamdok, and regional and international delegations.
On March 28, al-Burhan and al-Hilu signed a declaration of principles; In preparation for the start of peace negotiations between the two sides.
Khartoum signed a peace agreement with armed movements – within the Revolutionary Front Alliance – on October 3.
This agreement was not signed by the “SPLM-North” and the “Sudan Liberation Movement”, led by Abdel Wahid Nur, which is fighting government forces in the western Darfur region.
On August 21, 2019, a transitional period began in Sudan that would last for 53 months, ending with elections in early 2024, during which power would be shared by the army, civilian forces and armed movements that signed the peace agreement.