Sudan, SPLM-N resume peace talks on 13 February

Sudan, SPLM-N resume peace talks on 13 February: official

Talks between Sudanese government and rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North (SPLM-N) will resume talks on 13 February on the Two Areas, announced presidential assistant and chief negotiator Ibrahim Gandour on Sunday. JPEG – 10.5 kb Ibrahim Gandour (Photo SUNA) Speaking to the press at the premises of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP), Gandour said the African Union High-level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) invited the two parties to resume talks on the basis of the UN resolution 2046 (2012) to end the three year conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

The UN Security Council since May 2012 demands that the two worrying parties in Southern Sudan regions of Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile negotiate a peace agreement on the basis of the June 28, 2011 framework agreement on political partnership between them.

Initially, Sudanese president Omer al-Bashir rejected the framework agreement which is negotiated by his former assistant Nafei Ali Nafei. However since several months, Khartoum said willing to negotiate on the basis of this framework agreement which provides that, once their conflict in the Tow Areas is settled, the partners would work to establish a democratic government and end the ongoing conflict […]

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