Sudan Government and Darfur Revolutionary Front, SPLM-N of Malik Agar on Friday signed a framework agreement on security arrangements and political files. 

President Salva Kiir Mayardit described the outcome as a good understanding among the groups in the Sudan peace consultations.

 “The groups that are holding out should be convinced to join you those who have signed today so that all of you come to one agreement and when you go in you go in without any doubt, that there will be somebody left behind to stab people tomorrow”, he advised. 

Deputy Head of Sudan Sovereign Council, Lieutenant General Mohammad Hamdan Daglo, said the framework shows the strength and commitment of the negotiators from all groups to achieve peace to change lives of people. “Sudanese people in general and the Sudanese at the war zone in particular had suffered during the conflict due to lack of political instability and development”, he regretted.

Yasir Saeed Arman, on behalf of SPLM-North of Malik Agar, emphasised the need of inaugurating the army and rebuilding a new organized military and security forces. “The framework accord contains many issues on the rights on the lands, security arrangements and distribution of wealth”, he explained. The consultations in Juba is still continuing with other tracks. The framework accord occurred after several agreements on confidence-building measures including the cessation of hostilities and humanitarian access was reached on 11 September and was renewed on 14 December last year. 

The parties set 14 February of this year to sign the final phase of the agreement to achieve lasting peace in the whole Sudan. The officials gave their remarks at the State House on Friday. 

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