National Dialogue Conference held in Juba
By Kitab A Unango
The National Dialogue Steering Committee organized a two-day conference for all political parties operating in the country to get their views incorporated in the national conference agenda.
Over 45 political party organisations took part in the conference, including the ruling party the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM).
Speaking at the opening session of the conference yesterday, Co-Chair of the National Dialogue Steering Committee, Angelo Beda said consultation with political parties were crucial for achieving lasting peace in the country.
“In all national political processes such as the national dialogue, some of the most important stakeholders included citizens and political parties that discussed power on political parties that promises better returns to them,” Beda said.
“Having exhaustively consulted the citizens, it is imperative that the national dialogue process brings the political parties on board at this critical stage,” he added.
The Co-Chair also pointed out that the conference seeks cooperation from political parties in implementing the signed September revitalized agreement.
“We need the cooperation of all political parties to implement the Revitalized Peace Agreement,” Beda said.
The political party conference aimed, among other things, to share the draft outline of the National Conference agenda and get the inputs of political parties in the agenda.
It also seeks to reach consensus in the form of communiqué with the political parties about the resolutions of the national Dialogue Conference.
The National Dialogue Steering Committee, established by President Salva Kiir Mayardit in 2016, is yet to hold national conference with final recommendation for its implementation.