Consultative Forum Welcomes Resumption of Negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan
Addis Ababa - Consultative Forum of Sudan and South Sudan welcomed the resumption of negotiations between the delegations of the two countries under the auspices of the African Union in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, where the Forum praised the stoppage of hostilities along the border areas between the two countries.
the Consultative Forum said, in a press statement issued yesterday in Addis Ababa, that the participants, in the Forum at its fourth session, welcome the commitment of the two parties, the Sudan and South Sudan, on the implementation of the roadmap of the African Union, and the UN Security Council Resolution 2046 of the year 2012, noting that progress has been made in this regard during the last session of the negotiations which took place on May 29 until June 7.
The said Forum includes, besides the UN and the AU, neighboring countries of Sudan and South Sudan, Chad, Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda, and permanent members of the UN Security Council, China, France, Russia, United Kingdom and the United States of America, in addition to South Africa, Togo and member of the troika, Norway, and partners of Sudan and South Sudan, which are Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Germany, India, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal and Turkey.
Membership also includes African Development Bank, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Arab League and the European Union.
Meetings of the forum held in Addis Ababa last Friday, chaired by the Commissioner of security and peace of the AU, Ramadan Lamamre and UN Assistant Secretary-General for peacekeeping operations, Herve Ladous.
The said forum, which was founded in 2010 as a consultative forum for Sudan, has become a consultative one to both the Sudan and South Sudan, where the last session addressed the progress that has been made in negotiations in Addis Ababa, following a UN Security Council Resolution No. 2046 and AU road map for the year 2012.
Sudan Ambassador to Ethiopia Abdul Rahman Sir Al-Khatim has represented Sudan, while Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nhial Deng represented South Sudan, where both of them enlightened the meeting on the position of each of the two countries regarding the implementation of the Security Council resolution and road map of Africa.
The statement said that the participants called the two countries to abide to the rest of the terms of the resolution and the road map ahead of the fixed time, August 2012, stressing the importance of the implementation of all items without preconditions.
The participants expressed their appreciation to the African Committee, headed by Mbeki, confirming the importance of cooperation of the leadership of the two countries in creating a favorable climate for two countries viable for peaceful coexistence and good neighborliness for the welfare of their peoples and the growth of their countries.
By smc, 23/06/2012