Peace agreement between Sudan and SRF to be signing in one week

Yasir Arman addresses the media in Khartoum about 2010 general elections. Credit:PHILLIP DHIL


Yasir Arman, deputy head of the SPLM-N Agar on Thursday said the signing of peace agreement between the government and the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) was postponed for a week.

In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Arman dismissed reports alleging that the peace process had been postponed indefinitely.

Nimr Abdel-Rahman the Sudan Liberation Movement-Transitional Council (SLM-TC)’s Chief Negotiator told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday that the signing of the agreement would be postponed to another date.

Abdel Rahman pointed out that there are still pending issues particularly in the security arrangements chapter for Darfur.

Arman who is also the SPLM-N chief negotiator said that a delegation from Khartoum will arrive in Juba to complete the security arrangements. He pointed out that they handed their position on power-sharing to the government on Wednesday.

South Sudan’s mediation did not issue any statement about the postponement of the signing ceremony scheduled on 20 June.

On Thursday, President Salva Kiir issued a Republican Order reshuffling the Sudan’s peace mediation team. The order retains president Kiir’s national security adviser Tut Galtuak as chair.

Nhial Deng Nhial, the newly appointed presidential affairs minister was appointed the deputy chairman.

Minister of Investment, Dhieu Mathok was appointed as secretary of the mediation team in addition to other three members.