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Juba Declaration of Principles draws praise from across Sudan’s political spectrum

March 30 - 2021 KHARTOUM / KUTUM
The DOP was signed on Sunday by the Chairman of Sudan’s Transitional Sovereignty Council, Gen Abdelfattah El Burhan, and SPLN-N leader Abdelaziz El Hilu. And witnessed by South Sudan President Salva Kiir, as well as the executive director of the UN World Food Programme, David Beasley (Photo: Social media)
The DOP was signed on Sunday by the Chairman of Sudan’s Transitional Sovereignty Council, Gen Abdelfattah El Burhan, and SPLN-N leader Abdelaziz El Hilu. And witnessed by South Sudan President Salva Kiir, as well as the executive director of the UN World Food Programme, David Beasley (Photo: Social media)

Reactions continue to flow-in from across Sudan’s political spectrum, to the historic signing of the Declaration of Principles (DOP) between the Sudanese transitional government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North rebel movement under the leadership of Abdelaziz El Hilu (SPLM-N El Hilu) on Sunday.

In its meeting at the Republican Palace yesterday, the Transitional Partners Council (TPC) lauded the signing of the DOP as “a positive step in the direction of the second phase of peace”.

Maryam El Sadig, the council’s official spokesperson, said in a press statement that the TPC insisted on benefiting from the lessons learned from the Juba Agreement for Sudan Peace.

She explained that some members made observations that will contribute to the development of the agreement, making the peace more comprehensive. The TPC further stressed the need to expedite the formation of negotiation committees and mechanisms.

The Communist Party of Sudan (CPoS) commented that “the general principles contained in the declaration appear positive, explaining that the declaration represents a first step in a long march towards a just, comprehensive, and democratic peace”.

Fathi Fadul, the spokesperson for the SCP stated that “the lesson is in the implementation”, and that “peace is a complex process that requires great effort and wider participation and a platform that accommodates all political forces, especially the stakeholders, including representatives of the displaced and camp residents”.

In North Darfur, activist Yahya El Khumus from Kutum, welcomed the DOP and told Radio Dabanga that the peace agreements are a return to health for the country, and that there is a state of joy in Darfur.


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