The Sudanese transitional government, represented by the head of the Sovereignty Council, Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North, represented by the movement’s head Lieutenant-General Abdulaziz Al-Hilu, signed today, Sunday, a declaration of principles that forms the basis for resolving the conflict in Sudan.
The signing took place in the presence of the President of South Sudan, Lieutenant General Salva Kiir billionaire, and the Executive Director of the World Food Program, David Beasley.
According to the text of the Declaration of Principles, which was carried by the Sudan News Agency (SUNA), it was agreed to “work together to achieve the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Sudan” and to recognize the “plurality of ethnicities, religions and cultures” in the country and the need to “achieve justice in the distribution of power and wealth among all the people and regions of Sudan.” To eliminate the developmental, cultural and religious marginalization, bearing in mind the specificity of conflict areas.
He also stressed the need “for Sudan to have a single professional national army operating according to a new unified military doctrine committed to protecting national security in accordance with the constitution, provided that security institutions reflect the Sudanese diversity and plurality, and that their loyalty to the homeland and not to a party or group, and the merging and unification process of forces must also be A gradual process that must be completed by the end of the transitional period and after the issue of the relationship between religion and the state is resolved in the constitution. ”
The two sides agreed to a permanent ceasefire upon signature of the agreed-upon security arrangements as part of the comprehensive settlement of the conflict in Sudan.
The agreement comes after a series of meetings held this month under the auspices of Mayardit.
It is expected that negotiations will resume in the coming period in Juba to reach a comprehensive peace agreement.
The Sudanese government signed a peace agreement last October with a number of armed movements, but it did not include two main movements: the Helou Movement, which controls large areas in South Kordofan and Blue Nile, and the Sudan Liberation Movement led by Abdel Wahid Mohamed Nour, which has a strong influence in Darfur.
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