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The head of the southern mediation team confirms that the mediation has no right to interfere in the formation of delegations or to choose the leadership of negotiating delegations at the Juba platform

Translated by Ahmed Hussain
Juba 8-21-2020 A.D.

The head of the southern mediation team Counselor Tut Qalwak confirmed in a press conference held this afternoon at the headquarters of the negotiations at the Primid Hotel in Juba that the mediation has no right to interfere in forming or choosing the leadership of the negotiating delegations, indicating that since the start of the peace negotiations between the Sudanese government and the SPLM-N led Abdulaziz Adam Al-Hilu, in the past period, the head of the Sudanese government delegation to peace negotiations was the same as the current president and he is the first vice president of the Transitional Sovereignty Council, the second man in the state, Lieutenant General Muhammad Hamdan Dagalo, and none of the parties expressed an opinion or objection regarding the leadership of the government delegation, adding that he There was no opinion or objection towards any of the delegations negotiating at the Juba platform, whether on the part of the armed struggle or the Sudanese government. Tut said, “We agreed with the SPLM-North delegation led by Abdulaziz Al-Hilu to resume negotiations on Thursday morning, but we were surprised that the negotiating delegation headed by chief negotiator Amoun presented an official protest memorandum declaring their objection and not accepting the leadership of the government delegation or withdrawing from the negotiations if the situation continues as it is.” He pointed out that the SPLM-North led by Abdulaziz Al-Hilu had previously submitted a memorandum to mediate about the secularism of the state or the right to self-determination, explaining that this is a legitimate right for them as a negotiating team where they can present any programs and visions of their own and then dialogue with the government party about it, stressing As a mediation team, their mission is confined to organizing sessions, chairing meetings, listening to the deliberations of the negotiating parties, and reconciling differing visions.

The head of the southern mediation team revealed that tomorrow, Saturday, the political protocol between the government delegation and the SPLM-North Revolutionary Front led by Malik Aqar will be signed in initials.

Tut called the movement of Abdel Wahid Mohamed Nour to join the peace process, promising the Sudanese people the nearness of achieving peace and stability.


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