Sudan welcomed South Sudan’s plea to mediate and bring Sudanese stakeholders together.
According to an official, Sudan has accepted South Sudan’s request to organize a meeting aimed at bringing together various Sudanese stakeholders in the search for a peaceful solution to the country’s political problem.
South Sudan’s presidential advisor on security issues, Tut Kew Gatluak, praised Sudan’s leadership for embracing Juba’s peace plan.
He said on Thursday that the conference will enlist the participation of regional and international organizations, as well as Sudanese, in the drafting of the concept and agenda, and that the organizing secretariat will include representatives from the African Union (AU), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and the United Nations.
Gatluak explained in a publication seen by NCMP that he visited numerous organizations in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, and had consultative sessions with them to get their thoughts on organizing an “important” national convention.
“The conference’s goal is to bring together political parties, members of civil society organizations, academia, student unions, women’s unions, trade unions, religious leaders, and ordinary citizens to discuss Sudan’s political, security, social, and economic crises and find mutually beneficial solutions,” he said.
Gatluak stated that the forum will enhance and complement political and diplomatic efforts and processes to find a solution that will determine the country’s stability, as well as to discuss issues such as transitional arrangements and periods, how and when general elections will be held, and the type of governing system.
“The conference is anticipated to consolidate indigenous alternatives within the context of African solutions for African challenges, and to recognize the role and efforts being made by Sudanese in restoring unity to address social, economic, and security demands,” he said.
The conference is intended to attract delegates from all walks of life, academic institutions, partners, and stakeholders from the public and private sectors, as well as industry.
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