SUDAN-Signs peace protocols in Juba

By Wek Atak Kacjang

Finally the Sudan peace has been signed on Monday 31st August 2020 in Juba South Sudan. More than (10) ten main opposition leaders signed the peace deal with the military Council government in Sudan.

After a long search for peace in Sudan and many months of negotiations in Juba, they finally made it. However, the two rebel movements, the SPLM North of Abdel Aziz al-Hilu and Sudan Liberation Movement-SLM of Suliman Arko Minnawi known as Minni Minnawi did not participate in the signing of the peace agreement based on their difference in opinions.

On Monday, the Sudanese government and the ten opposition groups signed protocols such as security arrangement as a key to peace and stability in the Sudan.

In an interview with Juba Monitor during the initialing of the Sudan Peace agreement, Malik Agar the leader Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North [SPLM-N] said the documents to be signed today are protocols that deal with Security, land ownership, transitional justice, power sharing, wealth sharing and repatriation of refugees back home.

“Today marks our history and the beginning of lasting peace, I am ready to be in Khartoum,” Malik said. 

Malik added that the parties seek to build a new Sudan of diversity and peaceful coexistence, based on a strategic partnership with the Sovereign Councils, the cabinet, the army, the Rapid Support Forces, and the Forces of Freedom and Change.

Yassir Said Arman, the deputy SPLM-N Chairman said they were aspiring to build a confederation between the two independent states of former Sudan.

He also promised their willingness to coordinate with the SPLM-N faction led by Abdel Aziz al-Hilu in order to achieve comprehensive peace.

However, the First Vice President of Transitional Military Council General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo known as Hemetti, said the conclusion of the protocols agreement confirms the determination of the parties and the strength of their partnership for peace.

“The group demands the right to legislate in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states is a way to ensure that Islamic legislation plays no role in their regional legal system. The Sudan Revolutionary Front -SRF group’s plan to form a coalition with the other Forces for Freedom and Changes (FFC) including the National Umma Party for civilian state in Sudan.”

Hemetti also affirmed the government’s readiness to fund peace requirements and it will work with regional and international partners to achieve the peace goals.

The Sudanese peace talks was initiated by President Salva Kiir Mayardit in Juba, South Sudan September 2019.

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