Lieutenant General Muhammad Hamdan Dagalo meets with the Chairman of the Popular Movement in North Abdulaziz Al-Hilu
Translated by Ahmed Hussain
The First Deputy Chairman of the Transitional Sovereignty Council, Lt. Gen. Muhammad Hamdan Dagalo, head of the government delegation for peace negotiations, met today in Juba, the head of the popular movement north of Abdul Aziz Adam Al-Hilu, in the presence of Counselor Tut Qalwak, head of the Southern Mediation Committee.
The First Vice President of the Sovereignty Council said in a press statement, “The meeting was aimed at breaking the deadlock in the resumption of negotiations between the government and the SPLM-North,” stressing the government’s willingness to continue negotiations in order to achieve peace and stability in Sudan and said, “The most important thing is trust between the two parties and I say To Al-Hilu , you will never be stabbed in the back. He added that the meeting is a major step towards advancing the path of negotiations in order to reach comprehensive peace.
The First Vice President of the Sovereignty Council appealed to the Chairman of the Sudan Liberation Movement, Abdel Wahid Mohamed Nour, and all those who have not yet joined the Peace Ride to join the march as soon as possible.
The First Vice President of the Sovereignty Council assured the leader that the scene in the country had changed, and the old situation did not exist. He added, “We are all working together to achieve the revolution’s slogan” Freedom, Peace and Justice, “stressing that there is no dispute between the government and the movement, but rather a summer cloud has passed.
Dagalo stated that it was agreed to organize workshops and discuss the results that are produced by it in the Juba platform. General Dagalo stressed the need to achieve justice and equality among all the Sudanese people. Adding, “For the sake of the unity of Sudan, we must all be at the heart of one man and one strong will to build the new Sudan.” The First Vice President expressed his thanks and appreciation to President Salva Kiir Mayardt and to the Chairman and members of the Southern Mediation Committee for their appreciated efforts to bring peace to Sudan.
For his part, the head of the SPLM-N, Abdul Aziz Adam Al-Hilu, explained that the meeting aimed to break the deadlock in the resumption of negotiations and to overcome all obstacles that led to delaying the path of negotiation between the government and the movement, describing the meeting as friendly and positive and will pave the way for continuing negotiations in order to achieve peace, stability and build the new Sudan.
To this, Counselor Tut Qalwak affirmed the commitment of the government and the movement to return to the negotiating table as soon as possible. Pointing out that all obstacles that were blocking the resumption of negotiations had been overcome.