Editorial :Political Settlement .. The Only Way Out!
Sudanese from all walks of life are suffering these days from the price hikes as a result of the economic crisis.
However, it is definite that the present economic difficulties are part of the general political crisis which started immediately after South Sudan secession and the current disputes.
Nevertheless, we believe that the best way to come out from this crisis is to target the political crisis to reach a national concordance not only to counter the consequences of the events in the internal arena, but to deal with outstanding issues between Sudan and South Sudan far from foreign pressures and dictations.
We support any initiative from whosoever especially that aims at working to achieve a comprehensive political settlement to save the nation for the war risks, violence, and ethnic fragmentation.
The comprehensive political settlement is more worthy than any other solution to ensure the threatened peace and to reconstruct the Sudanese/South Sudanese relations politically, economically, and socially besides completing the peace process in Darfur and other parts of the country.
The comprehensive political settlement is the safe and peaceful exit.
The approach to such settlement requires intensifying the honest national efforts from all Sudanese without excluding any party to guarantee is sustainability.
To transform the dream of a comprehensive political settlement into reality we should take considerable practical actions starting from reviewing the current broad-based government participation in order to create a cabinet of technocrats representing all political forces.
The mission of the proposed technocrats' cabinet should be limited to arrange for a peace conference, constitution making, designing a roadmap for political, economic, and legislative reforms besides preparing for a fair and free elections to be contested over specific programmes to rescue the country.
The present critical situation in dealing with the UNSC resolution necessitates an agreed upon foreign policy to reconstruct Sudan's foreign relations, firstly with our brothers in South Sudan, second with our neigbouring states, then with the international community as a whole and utilizing our foreign relations for the benefit of Sudan and its people.
By Sudan Vision, 23/05/2012