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UNITAMS Continues Consultations with Sudanese Stakeholders to End Crisis

UNITAMS Continues Consultations with Sudanese Stakeholders to End Crisis

Saturday, 22 January, 2022 - 07:45
Head of the UN Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), Volker Perthes during a videoconference with several Sudanese party leaders on Friday, January 21, 2022. (SUNA)

United Nations-facilitated consultations on a political process for Sudan continued to engage Sudanese stakeholders for the second week in a row.


On January 8, the Head of the UN Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), Volker Perthes, launched a political dialogue to reach a complete consensus between Sudanese parties to achieve full democratic transition under civilian leadership.


Consultations were held with representatives from the Women’s Agenda, the National Umma Party, the Sudan Liberation Army-Transitional Council (SLA-TC), the Democratic Unionist Party and the FFC Central Committee.


During the discussions, participants offered concrete suggestions on the way forward for transition and presented views regarding the scope and parameters of the consultations process, including means of enhancing international support.


They also tackled immediate priority issues, including ending the violence, and addressed the root causes of the current crisis.


UNITAMS affirmed that it will continue to hold talks with political parties, Darfur resistance committees and civil society groups, including women's groups, families of martyrs of recent protests, representatives of the Professional Associations and signatory groups to the Juba Peace Agreement. The military and security forces will also be included as part of the consultations.


“Further consultation will continue with representatives of the full range of Sudanese political and civil society spectrum in the upcoming weeks, it noted.


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