Sudan committed to dialogue with SPLM-N: Al Bashir
KHARTOUM (25 Feb.) - Sudanese President Omer Al Bashir has affirmed Sudan’s commitment to realise peace and stability in South Kordofan and the Blue Nile States, in accordance with the Security Council Resolution 2046. According to Al Bashir, Sudan is committed to the delivery of humanitarian aid to the two war-torn states, in compliance with the tripartite agreement which was signed by the government, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), the UN, and the Arab League.
Al Bashir received today (Tuesday) the chairman of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) on Sudan, Thabo Mbeki, in the presence of his advisor, and chairman of the government delegation for the negotiations with the SPLM-N, Dr Ibrahim Ghandour.
In a press conference, Dr Ghandour said that the President during the meeting called for speeding up the peace process in Addis Ababa. Al Bashir told Mbeki that participation in the proposed national dialogue necessitates the stoppage of war and an agreement on a comprehensive cease-fire. When these issues are solved, the SPLM-N will be able to an effective political party at the Sudanese political arena, the President stated during the meeting with the AUHIP chairman.
Dr Ghandour announced that the government has received an invitation from Thabo Mbeki to attend the negotiations with SPLM-N which will be resumed on Thursday, 27 February, in Addis Ababa.