Special envoy Mahmoud Dirir says Sudan’s military and opposition groups have agreed to resume talks on the formation of a transitional council. The announcement comes as opposition members made the decision to suspend the campaign of civil disobedience and strikes.
The latest developments are the first positive steps since talks between the two sides collapsed following the violent breakup of a protest sit-in on June 3.
Dozens of people were killed in the incident.
The Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces (DFCF) alliance on Sunday began an open-ended strike that brought much activity in Khartoum to a standstill.
The alliance said in a statement it would suspend the strike from Wednesday until further notice, though it encouraged people to remain mobilised for possible further action.
Opposition leader Khaled Omar struck a cautious note, saying in comments to Al Hadath TV that the suspension of the campaign was “not tied to any specific political developments”.