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Rebel alliance to talk directly with Sudan’s Forces for Freedom and Change

February 3 - 2020 KHARTOUM
Protestors slain when the Khartoum sit-in, which was called for by the FFC, was broken-up on June 3, 2019 (Social media)
Protestors slain when the Khartoum sit-in, which was called for by the FFC, was broken-up on June 3, 2019 (Social media)

The Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) rebel alliance accepts the invitation of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) to discuss all differences of opinion in order to reach solutions, freedom, peace, and justice.

SRF spokesman Osama Saeed welcomed the FFC initiative. He called it “positive and a step towards correcting previous positions and statements, which had contributed to disturbing the joint struggle”.

Saeed said that the SRF agreed with the statement of the FFC leaders, in which they not only affirmed that peace is the central issue of the revolution, but in which the FFC also expressed its appreciation for the progress achieved at the Juba peace negotiations between the armed rebel movements and the Sudanese government.

The FFC alliance, and especially its core member the Sudanese Professionals Association, was the driving force of the popular uprising that toppled dictator Omar Al Bashir in April 2019. It was the FFC that negotiated a powersharing agreement with the then ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) in August 2019, which resulted in the civilian Hamdok goverment.

The FFC announced in a statement it will send a leadership delegation to talk with all factions of the armed rebel movements in order “to overcome the difficulties facing the transition process in the country”.

The FFC said that “the outstanding issues on the negotiating table can be overcome by the spirit of the revolution that united the national conscience”.

It added that “we will look with appreciation at the efforts made by the negotiating delegations of both the government and the armed movements”.

It acknowledged “the notable progress made in the peace process” and stressed “that the peace issue is fundamental and a high priority of the revolution”.

 


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