The head of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council, Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, discussed during a bilateral summit with South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit in Juba today, Saturday, the bilateral relations between the two countries, focusing on the process of consolidating peace in them, according to the Sudan News Agency (SUNA).
The summit mainly reviewed developments related to the process of resuming peace negotiations between the transitional government and the Northern People’s Movement led by Abdulaziz Adam Al-Hilu.
Lieutenant General Tut Qalwak, Advisor to President Salva Kiir for Security Affairs, Head of the Southern Mediation Team in the Sudanese Peace Talks, stated in a press statement at the conclusion of the summit that the Chairman of the Sovereignty Council held a session of talks prior to the holding of the presidential summit, with the Chairman of the Popular Movement North Abdulaziz Al-Hilu, which discussed differences On the Declaration of Principles between the government of the transitional period and the movement, in preparation for the start of formal peace negotiations between the two parties.
Counselor Tut confirmed that the peace road map between the transitional government and the SPLM-North has become clear, indicating that the meeting that took place between the Chairman of the Sovereignty Council and the Chairman of the North Movement made advanced strides within the framework of common understandings on the Declaration of Principles.
Counselor Tut announced to the Sudanese people the imminent completion of the peace process in Sudan, announcing that the President of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council and the President of the People’s Movement North will sign tomorrow, Sunday, a declaration of principles between the transitional government and the movement, and will be witnessed by the President of South Sudan and the sponsor of the Sudanese peace talks.
The advisor to the President of South Sudan for Security Affairs concluded his statements by saying that, after signing the Declaration of Principles, the mediation committee will set the schedule for negotiations between the parties, which he said are now ready to sit at the negotiating table.
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