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South Sudanese peace mediators consult with Sudan govt

November 4 - 2019 KHARTOUM
The South Sudanese peace mediators meeting the Sudanese government peace delegation in Khartoum (SUNA)
The South Sudanese peace mediators meeting the Sudanese government peace delegation in Khartoum (SUNA)

A delegation of South Sudan’s mediation team in the Sudanese peace negotiations met with government officials in Khartoum on Sunday. They discussed the next round of peace negotiations between Sudan’s transitional government and the armed movements, that is due to start in Juba on November 21.

The South Sudanese delegation was headed by Presidential Advisor Tut Galwak.

South Sudan’s Minister of Energy, Dams and Electricity and member of the mediation team, Dio Matok, said in a press statement that the next round of negotiations is very important in achieving peace in Sudan. He also claimed the negotiation delegation of the Sudanese government, headed by Lt Gen Mohamed Hamdan ‘Hemeti’, had a “firm desire” to achieve peace.

Matok said the mediators were seeking “political will” from the armed movements (the Sudanese Revolutionary Front coalition and the SPLM-N) and the Sudanese government. He expects the negotiations to be successful.

Armed movements

As reported by Radio Dabanga yesterday, the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) asserts that the Juba talks are “the last chance for a united Sudan”.

In an interview by Radio Omdurman, Juma El Wakeel, the head of a delegation of the Sudan Liberation Movement Minni Minawi faction (SLM-MM) currently visiting Khartoum on behalf of the SRF, said that “the Sudanese people have proved to be unique because they have patiently endured all the injustice of the former regime until they decided to put an end to that regime”.

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