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SPLM-N al-Hilu says its delegation is present in Juba despite talks deadlock


May 30, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The SPLM-N led by Abdel Aziz al-Hilu reiterated its commitment to negotiate a peace agreement and asserted that its negotiating delegation did not withdraw from the venue of the peace talks in Juba.

SPLM-N al-Hilu SG Amar Deldoom speaks to Hamza Farouq of the SCoP (unseen) in an interview recorded in the Nuba Mountains in October 2017 (ST photo)The negotiations between the government and the SPLM-N al-Hilu are stalled as the two delegations failed to agree on a declaration of principles.

The SPLM-N al-Hilu demands to include in the agenda of the talks the secular state and the right to self-determination. The government rejected this demand saying the peace talks aim to end the war but these demands can only be discussed at the constitutional conference.

The armed group dismissed false reports about reports claiming that its delegation withdrew from Juba.

"These are baseless allegations, SPLM-N delegation continued to be present in Juba at their residence since October 2019 up until today.," said Amar Amoun, SPLM-N al-Hilu Chief Negotiator in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune.

He added that they filed their position paper on the state and religion on 26 February but until now they awaiting a response from the government delegation.

"It’s the interim government to blame for this stalemate - not SPLM-N," he stressed.

Last December, a member of the Central Council of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) Alliance, Siddig Youssef, who is also a leading communist figure told "Sudan Tribune" that the political programme of the ruling coalition is based on the citizenship.

"What al-Hilu presented is fully compatible with the Constitutional Document," said Youssef before to add "So there is no disagreement about the matter".

Also, last week the Sudanese Congress Party voiced its support to the position of the SPLM-N al-Hilu.


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  • 29 May 21:19, by Mayendit

    Brothers from Nubia mountains, Blue Nile and all Darfurians people, every time when negotiating anything related to peace agreement please thinks about the Southern Sudan peace agreement in 1972. We have achieved our independence because of that mistake when the Old regime led by Jaar al Nimiriy deceived us and same thing could happen to you guys. Be careful and knowing their intentions.

  • 29 May 21:32, by Mayendit

    All armies groups make sure your demands have been accepted in the papers and prepared to call IGAD, AU and others international community to be witnesses if the peace agreement is about to be signed. It’s important to remember this because if the Khartoum government violates what they have signed then,they are going to be held accountable for that. We South Sudanese wants you to have rights.

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