Tutorials :Seeking to Change from High Hopes to Good Enough
The Chair of African Union High Implementation Panel (AUHIP) Thabo Mbeki in his continuous seeking for realizing peace in Sudan areas said after talks with South Sudan President Salva Kiir; that the negotiations would allow the two sides to take practical steps in implementing the AUPSC roadmap agreed upon last month. But Mbeki did not tell a specific date on which the AU panel would propose bringing Sudan-South Sudan return to the talks. Not like Sudan, Juba has accept ed the AUPSC road map with no conditions, while Khartoum has already welcomed to implement the AU roadmap but under condition that the security matters must be a priority which will force SPLM/A to end its alleged backing of rebels in Sudanese territories as well as stop supporting other rebel movements. On the other hand, the economic crisis of South Sudan would be the harder pressure which leads Juba backing to the negotiating table in no time as it will fix and restore the bilateral issues as soon as possible; while the oil flowing should be the priority for SPLM, that economists insist the reality that the South Sudan economy 98% depends on oil basically. Specifically, after the economy of South Sudan has risked, the economists analytically say, there is no more way for South Sudan to hold up this crisis, but the way of resuming talks with Sudan in particular. Although the situation of South Sudan is the worst humanitarian bases, this situation would be treated as it was always treated through agreements between the two sides. So, everyone in both countries hope that the situation in each would change from high hopes to good enough; where the hostilities between would be forgotten, and the concepts of peace and democracy would really be stable; insisting that the two governing parties if both sides are seeking to realize the goodness, stabilization and prosperity for their citizens.
Last not least, we have to remember the basic role of Addis Ababa government for its stance as a neighbor for both sides and as an initiator in the talks, as well as the other critical side which helps the governments of the two Sudans; the political parties in both countries if they care about, all these sides in the two countries added to Addis Ababa would, no doubt, help in the coming negotiations if they have equally-share involvement in the coming negotiating table; to resolute the bilateral issues to stabilize the concepts of real peace in the ground, not on sheets to reject any under-table agenda from whatever part at all.
By Mohammad Awad M. Jadallah, 23/05/2012