A move by the United Nations to complete the transition process in Sudan

The United Nations Transition Support Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) has concluded the second week of consultations with the political forces of the country, after several meetings held.

The consultations included the National Umma Party, the Democratic Unionist Party, the Central Council of the Forces for Freedom and Change, the Sudan Liberation Army and representatives of the women’s movement.

A statement released by the organization made it clear that participants provided practical suggestions on how to proceed towards the transition, as they offered views on the scope and parameters of the consultation process, including ways to improve international support.

Discussions also addressed urgent priority issues, including ending the violence, as well as addressing the cause of the current crisis.

UNITAMS confirmed the continuation of next week’s meetings with political parties and resistance committees in Darfur, civil society groups, the gathering of professionals and the movements that signed the Juba Agreement.

He also stressed that the forthcoming consultations will include the inclusion of the army and security forces at the negotiating table.

These developments have comein amid other US efforts that began last week through meetings to assist US Secretary of State for African Affairs, Molly Fei, with Sudanese parties in Khartoum.

The official met with a number of official and popular officials as part of American efforts to address the current political crisis, revealing that American efforts were aimed at getting everyone in in a new political process and rebuilding trust between transitional partners in Sudan, civilians and military.

Sudan has witnessed continuous protests, interspersed with violence, since the measures announced by the army chief, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, on 25 October last year.

Meanwhile, the security response to the protests resulted in the killing of 71 people, many of whom were hit by live bullets, as well as hundreds of wounded, according to doctors.

For their part, the Sudanese authorities have repeatedly denied the use of live bullets against demonstrators, confirming that dozens of security officers were injured during the protests.