El Hilu SPLM-N announces readiness to resume negotiations

By Esther Aurelio Agira

The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) leader, Abdalaziz El Hilu has yesterday in Juba announced his readiness to resume negotiations with the Sudanese Transitional government.

In a press conference meant to update the media about the current political situation in Sudan, and the status of peace talks in Khartoum, El-Hilu said they are ready for negotiations with the transitional government in Khartoum if the government approaches them.

“We are campaigning for the military to give power to civilians and we will not sign any agreement unless the Khartoum government address our issues,” he said.  

The two factions of the SPLM-N and SLM-Darfur were not part of the Juba peace agreement due to disagreement over separation of religion and state.

The SPLM-N leader described the transitional government of national unity as Islamic and Arabism in Khartoum.

“We are waiting for the mediation in Khartoum to call us and tell us what their next step is,” Abdalaziz said.

He urged the military government in Sudan to hand over power to the civilians, adding that people of Sudan have suffered enough from the wars and that they are not ready to go to war again.    

The SPLM-N leader confirmed to Juba Monitor that they have information from Abdel Wahid El-Nur in Kampala but they did not meet him yet.  

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