Editorial :The Negotiation Delegation Issue Revisited
In a previous editorial we commented on the debate over the negotiation delegation and we said that the issue which should be discussed is the negotiations strategy and not the negotiations delegation.
The new strategy should be based on an approach that clearly identifies the tasks and duties of the delegation, besides tailoring the files according to the interest of Sudan.
It is not an important issue to know who will represent the government in the negotiating delegation, but most important is to know the strategy and the powers vested on the delegation in the talks.
The concerned authorities in the government should work out an agreed on plan with a clear negotiating strategy to guarantee achieving considerable breakthrough.
It is high time to depend on the strategies rather than depending on the personality of the negotiators and their individual endeavours.
Amid the current shuttle movements from the AUHIP Chief to resume Addis Ababa talks the question of the negotiations delegations emerges on the surface.
We believe that adding some experts to the delegation which entered all the previous round of the talks would be better that changing the whole team.
That is because those who participated in the previous rounds are more aware of the methods and dodger of the South Sudan delegation.
It is true that the course of the negotiations witnessed some setbacks.
Those setbacks were due to the lack of seriousness within the South Sudan delegation and its weak will to reach conclusive results.
The attempts of some observers to shoulder the negotiating delegation the failure of the previous round of talks represent an immoral conduct.
We are confident that the negotiating delegation did a lot behind the scenes to make their mission a success in favour of serving Sudan's agendas.
It should be well known that the negotiating delegation team was working in full coordination with the government in Khartoum.
This reality should be considered always when thinking about the negotiations.
We should renew our confidence in our negotiating delegation and we honestly hope that the upcoming round leads to an ultimate solution to this marathon track.
By Sudan Vision, 21/05/2012