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Sudan govt, SPLM-N Agar agree to integrate rebel forces

May 3 - 2020 KHARTOUM / JUBA
Peace talks via video link between Khartoum and Juba (Social media)
Peace talks via video link between Khartoum and Juba (Social media)

The Sudanese government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North, headed by Malik Agar (SPLM-N Agar), have agreed to integrate the rebel fighters into the Sudanese military, police, security apparatus, wildlife, customs, and civil defence.

Both parties agreed that the military institutions must be reformed and restructured, and to be based on merits only.

They also agreed that the reintegration and restructuring process should take place in all agencies based on objective criteria respective of geographical, political, and ethnical affiliations.

In a press statement on Thursday, Yasir Arman, Deputy Chairman of SPLM-N Agar and head of its negotiating delegation, explained that the negotiating parties have made some progress on the security arrangements.

Both parties agreed on most of the essential points. “There are some points still under discussion,” he said.

Peace negotiations between the Sudanese government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North faction under the leadership of Malik Agar (SPLM-N Agar) resumed on 19 May by means of video conferencing.

The negotiating delegations are using the United Nations headquarters in Khartoum and Juba. They agreed to negotiate in this way every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, for four hours a day.

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