WASHINGTON, April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan in Washington DC reaffirms the commitment of the Government of the Sudan to the national dialogue, peace process and the roadmap signed on 21st March 2016 after the consultative meeting in Addis Ababa.
The Embassy appreciates the strong stand of the African Union for calling on the opposition who refused to sign the roadmap and to avoid jeopardizing ongoing efforts of peace and stability in Sudan. The Embassy also welcomes the UN Secretary-General statement encouraging Sudanese parties to sign and to join the roadmap.
The deadline set by the African Union for other Sudanese rebels and Umma Party to sign the roadmap has already passed and the international community should exert more efforts and exercise more pressures on armed movements and their political allies to join the roadmap.
There is an urgent need for stronger position from the international community including USA as they have been showed previously in several events.
The roadmap has been prepared and developed by the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) during the strategic consultations, held from 18 to 21 March 2016 in Addis Ababa aiming at reaching a political settlement and peace process Sudan.
Embassy also confirms that the National Dialogue which represents an important milestone in both political settlement and negotiations has successfully entered its second phase and there is no contradiction between the national dialogue and the roadmap as the government of Sudan is fully committed to continue in peace process, political settlement and the implementation of the roadmap in full cooperation with the AUHIP.
The Embassy while regretting for the negative position of the rebels and parties who refused the roadmap, considers this development as an opportunity for international and regional stakeholders to test the credibility of those who refused the roadmap and to determine who is working against peace and stability in Sudan. The refusal of the roadmap and the political settlement will only result in suffering of the people in the affected areas who are in a bad need for food, peace and stability.
Embassy of Sudan Press and Information Office, phone: +1-202-338-8565, or fax: +1-202-667-2406
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