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SPLM-N outlines vision for Sudan and Two Areas

October 18 - 2015 DAR El SALAAM
The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) leadership (file photo)
The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) leadership (file photo)

The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) has re-opened the ‘self-rule file’ for the Two Areas (South Kordofan and Blue Nile).

From 7 to 12 October, leaders of the SPLM-N and representatives of regional and international institutes met in the Tanzanian capital Dar El Salaam to discuss the requirements of the two war-torn areas in relation to a comprehensive solution to the political, economic, and humanitarian crises in the country.

SPLM-N spokesman Mubarak Ardol told Radio Dabanga that the discussions focussed on developing the movement’s vision on how to rule Sudan and do justice to the people of the two southern Sudanese states, South Kordofan and the Blue Nile.

“The meetings concluded that the armed conflict in South Kordofan and the Blue Nile cannot be resolved without a real change. Within the framework of a comprehensive solution agreement, the new government should lead the restructuring of Sudan based on equal citizenship, free of any discrimination,” he pointed out.

“The SPLM-N will continue to develop its final vision, and use it as a tool to raise awareness among its fighters and all Sudanese about the possibilities for a resolution to all the country’s problems.”

Consultations

Ardol added that consultations will be held among the movement’s combatants and people living in the “liberated territories” in South Kordofan and the Blue Nile on the final status of the two states.

“We will consult them on the best way to establish self-rule within the framework of a united Sudan, as a balance needs to be kept between the centre, the Two Areas, and the other parts of the country.

“This framework, based on mutual respect by all Sudanese and the right of people to be different, needs to be further developed. It has to include new security arrangements for the country in general and for the Two Areas in particular. Sudan needs to develop a national, professional army, and restructure the entire security sector.”


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