The envoy of the African Union in Sudan, Mohamed El-Hassan Ould Labat, said today, Wednesday, that it was agreed to ask for the start of dialogue between the Sudanese components between 10 and 12 May.
He added in a joint press conference of the “Tripartite Mechanism to Support the Political Process” in Sudan, which includes the African Union, the UNITAMS UN mission and IGAD: “In the next period we will seek, through a series of initiatives and actions, to deepen the awareness we have reached now, enjoyed by most of the actors of the need for a fair and transparent national dialogue between the various political forces to agree on a political procedure that will bring us back to a democratic constitutional situation for the transition period.
He added: “We want to ensure that it is a dialogue in that there is no exclusion “, noting that” previous experiences have been influenced by negative aspects, including the fact that they have not been freed from the disadvantages of exclusion “.
For his part, the United Nations Special Envoy in Sudan, Volker Peretz, warned that the country will head towards greater slippage and instability if the political process is not addressed.
Peretz said: “This joint process between the African Union, IGAD and the United Nations was initiated to facilitate a Sudanese-led process, a process of talks aimed at restoring constitutional order and returning to a transition path. credible towards a democratic and civil government. “
He felt that “addressing the current political impasse is of urgent importance, otherwise the country risks slipping in greater instability and threaten the economic, social and political gains achieved by the November revolution “.
Peretz also said that there is a lot of consensus between the Sudanese parties, adding that constitutional agreements, especially with regard to relations between the army and civilians, are among the most important central issues on which agreement has been reached so far.
He continued: “We have had many discussions with many of the major Sudanese parties, including political parties, alliances, the military, representatives of resistance committees and armed groups, and many academics and intellectuals.”
He added: “We have observed that there is a lot of consensus on fundamental issues as well. First, there is consensus that problems need to be resolved through dialogue and agreement on four priorities: in First, the constitutional provisions, including the relationship between the army and civilians and the relationships between the various institutions Second, the mechanisms for selecting a president Third Ministers, a government program and the agreement on a roadmap for the remainder of the transition period Fourth, the definition of the conditions and timing for the completion of the elections at the end of the transition period.
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