There is no contradiction between the search for peace as a strategic option, and acting to overthrow the regime, says Malik Agar, head of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N).
“A peaceful solution is one of the mechanisms the movement adopted. Yet it will not bear fruit without intensifying our efforts for the continued armed struggle and an intifada,” the rebel leader said in an address, via telephone link, to the general conference of the Sudanese Congress Party in Khartoum on Sunday.
He pointed out that “the link between these mechanisms is necessary to confront the regime with two options: either to accept change or to be overthrown”.
Informal talks with the government that will take place in Berlin, Germany next week, will focus on humanitarian issues and a comprehensive solution, he added.
Agar further stressed that the SPLM-N will not participate in the National Dialogue, “unless the real opposition forces participate, particularly the Sudanese Congress Party”.