Sudan: Mbeki invites disagreeing Sudanese groups to negotiating meeting in Addis Ababa

Khartoum, Sudan (PANA)   - In furtherance of the efforts to bring all Sudanese disagreeing parties to the negotiating table, the Chairman of the African Union High-level Implementation Panel (AUHIP), Thabo Mbeki, has invited leaders of the Darfur rebel movements and political opposition for a meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, next week.

According to a statement issued Tuesday by African Union in Khartoum, the invitation includes Sudan People's Liberation Movement- North (SPLM-N) and leaders of the Sudanese opposition National Umma Party (NUP) who will be in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on 21-22 August 2015.

The Sudanese Media Centre (SMC) quoted AU liaison officer in Khartoum, Mahmoud Kane, saying that Mbeki would brief those opposition leaders on talks he made with Sudanese government officials during a visit to Khartoum early this month.

Kane said the invitation to the meeting did not include leaders of the civilian opposition National Consensus Forces (NCF) alliance.

While the NCF leaders are inside Sudan, NUP's Sadiq Mahdi and leaders of the armed Darfur movements and SPLM-N are all in self-imposed exile abroad.

The AUHIP is leading mediation efforts to help end the strife in Darfur and the Nuba mountains areas in western and southwestern Sudan.
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18 august 2015 18:21:49




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