Borrell welcomes Sudan peace agreement
“The peace agreement initialled today between the civilian-led Transitional Government of Sudan and the Sudan Revolutionary Front signifies an important milestone for the ongoing democratic and economic transition of Sudan. reads the statement by the EU top diplomat Josep Borrell on the peace agreement in Sudan.
“Mediated with the help of neighbouring South Sudan, the agreement paves the way towards the establishment of a lasting peace in Sudan.
“Only an agreement implemented in good faith and in the spirit of cooperation can live up to the needs and expectations of the Sudanese people for a better life in peace and stability.
“On this occasion, the EU calls upon Sudan People’s Liberation Movement–North-Abdalaziz Al-Hilu and the Sudan Liberation Movement-Abdul Wahid Al-Nur to join the peace efforts for the benefit of the local communities who deserve to benefit from the changes underway in Sudan. This is the time for all Sudanese stakeholders to set aside their differences and to look for the greater good of the country and of all Sudanese.
“The EU remains committed to supporting the historic Sudanese transition”.
The government of Sudan and the main rebel alliance agreed on a peace deal on Monday, August 31, ending the 17 years of conflict.
The Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), a coalition of rebel groups from the western region of Darfur and the southern states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, signed the peace agreement at a ceremony in Juba, capital of neighbouring South Sudan, which has hosted and helped mediate the long-running talks since late 2019.
The final agreement covers the major issues concerning security, land ownership, transitional justice, power sharing, and the return of the internaly displaced.
It also provides for the dismantling of rebel groups and the integration of their fighters into the national army.
The deal is a milestone in the transitional leadership’s step towards resolving multiple, deep-rooted civil conflicts.