Sudan agrees to delay peace talks with armed groups

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Sudanese demonstrators wave their national flag as they attend a protest rally demanding Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir to step down, outside Defence Ministry in Khartoum, Sudan April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

 

The Sudanese government on Tuesday agreed to delay Thursday’s peace talks with the armed groups to Dec. 10, after a request from the host country South Sudan, Sudan’s Higher Peace Council said.

South Sudan’s capital Juba had been scheduled to host a new round of peace talks on Thursday between the Sudanese government and the armed groups from Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile regions.

“The government has agreed to delay the peace negotiations to Dec. 10 at the request of the mediation,” said Mohamed Al-Hassan Al-Taishi, spokesman of Sudan’s Higher Council for Peace, in a statement.

On Oct. 14, Juba hosted a round of peace talks between the Sudanese government and the armed groups.

Sudan’s Justice and Equality Movement, the Sudan Liberation Movement /Minni Minnawi faction and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/northern sector took part in the talks with the government.

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