Sudan: US to facilitate resumption of Sudanese government/rebel negotiations

Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The United States Government has said it will help Sudanese foes resume peace talks under the leadership of the African Union High Level Implementation Panel, but stressed that it will want the ongoing national dialogue to be an inclusive process.

The offer to help emerged when Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid, the Sudanese Presidential Assistant, held discussions here Tuesday with the visiting United States Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, Donald Booth.

The official Sudanese News Agency, SUNA, said the discussions also touched on ways for the resumption of the stalled negotiations between Khartoum and the armed rebel movements for reaching peace in South Kordufan and Blue Nile as well as in Darfur region.

SUNA quoted both officials as saying after the meeting that the encounter was “ a continuation of previous consultations” with the Presidential Assistant for overcoming the impasse in the negotiations sponsored by the African Union High-level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Booth said he had exchanged viewpoints with Hamid on what has been reached and what they aspire for in order to guarantee reaching agreement between the government and the opposition groups that leads to participation by the latter in the current national dialogue process that would help achieve peace in Darfur and the Two Areas.

Booth was further said to have expressed the hope that discussions among the Sudanese parties would achieve the desired breakthrough, indicating that the US has supported previous efforts by Thabo Mbeki's AUHIP for reaching sustainable peace in Sudan.
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25 october 2016 15:33:38

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