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Al Bashir: ‘Sudan’s National Document open to all’

October 12 - 2016 KHARTOUM
President Omar Al-Bashir (File photo)
President Omar Al-Bashir (File photo)

Sudan’s President Omar Al Bashir has reiterated that the National Document of the National Dialogue Conference will remain open to all who want to join.

Addressing a public rally in El Saha El Khadra on Tuesday, Al Bashir said that the National Dialogue will reach out to all people.

The President of the National Umma Party, El Sadig El Mahdi, stressed that the national dialogue is not obligatory to thr Sudan Appeal forces.

He said in an interview with El Arabiya channel that the Friendship Hall dialogueconference serves as a preparatory dialogue, which will not be complete until it includes all the parties that signed the Road Map in Addis Ababa under the mediation of the African Union High-level Implementation Panel (AUHIP).

Government institutions in Khartoum ordered all personnel to participate in the rally, and threatened to take tough measures against any employee who will not do so.

El Tayeb Zeinelabdin, Professor of political science at Khartoum University, writer and political analyst considered the recommendations of the national dialogue as not achieving their objectives nor will they achieve or lead to peace.

He pointed out that the non-participation of a number of armed movements and effective political forces is considered a real weakness in the national dialogue.

Surprise

Prof Zeinelabdin expressed surprise at the failure to provide adequate safeguards to enforce the recommendations and warned that the government might not implement them on the pretext that the parties that have participated in the dialogue are light-weight parties.

He said that the recommendations of the governance and fundamental freedoms committee were such good that can promote active participation in power, but the compromises led by President Al Bashir and tempting the parties involved in the dialogue with participation in future Government have emptied those recommendations from their meaning.

‘Unsatisfactory’

On the same subject, writer, political analyst, and editor-in-chief of El Tayar newspaper Osman Mirghani downplayed the outputs of the national dialogue as absolutely unsatisfactory, not constituting a promising new future and not up to the level of the crisis and the challenges facing Sudan.

He also described the recommendations as public slogans that do not need the long time spent on them. He explained that one session was enough to come up with these recommendations.

Regarding the details of the differences among the participating parties, he said that they do not affect the essence of the Sudanese crisis of State structure and how to rule.

He pointed out that the dialogue has not addressed these important issues.

Inclusive

Meanwhile, the Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni said that identity represents the most prominent challenge facing the African continent that cripples its prosperity and development.

In a lecture at Khartoum Friendship Hall He called not to focus on race, Arab, African or religion Muslim, Christian, Atheist.

He added that Uganda and the other African countries are suffering from same the troubles Sudan has experienced for sixty years.

Museveni demanded that development should be something that we feel proud of as representing our identity. 


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