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Talks between Sudan govt, SPLM-N El Hilu resume in Juba

January 17 - 2020 JUBA
The third round of the Juba peace talks (File photo: RD)
The third round of the Juba peace talks (File photo: RD)

On Wednesday, the government and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North led by Abdelaziz El Hilu (SPLM-N El Hilu) resumed negotiations in Juba after a hiatus that lasted for more than two weeks.

The SPLM-N El Hilu negotiation team led by Amar Deldoum arrived in Juba, capital of South Sudan, on Monday.

The session between the government negotiating delegation headed by Lt Gen Shamseldin Kabashi, a member of the Transitional Sovereign Council, and the delegation of the SPLM-N El Hilu dealt with the issues of the Two Areas (Blue Nile and South Kordofan).

The two parties will continue to negotiate sessions on the details of the framework agreement files they signed earlier.

On December 26, 2019, the SPLM-N El Hilu faction negotiation delegation asked the mediation committee of the Juba peace talks to adjourn the third round of talks for two weeks, in order to conduct extensive consultations with its members on the ground.

The SPLM-N El Hilu faction and the Sudanese government have yet to reach an agreement on secularism and the right to self-determination for the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan and Blue Nile state.

The third round of negotiations started on December 12.

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