Sudanese government expected to sign full peace deal with armed groups soon: deputy chairman

File photo: Members of Sudan’s sovereign council at the swearing in on August 21, 2019. EPA

The deputy chairman of Sudan’s Sovereign Council said on Wednesday that a comprehensive peace deal is expected to be signed between the Sudanese government and armed groups by June 20.

“The government is steadily moving toward achieving peace, and we promise the Sudanese people to sign a comprehensive and sustainable peace agreement by June 20,” said Mohamed Hamdan Daqlu during a video negotiation between the government and the armed groups.

Arrangements are underway to overcome the final points related to power-sharing before reaching the deal, he noted.

Since last October, South Sudan’s capital Juba has been hosting peace talks between the Sudan government and armed groups from Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile regions.