Sundan NCP turns down proposition for settlement between Khartoum and SPLM-North
October 10, 2012
The proposition was proposed by Kiir back in July to Al-Bashir at Addis Ababa to facilitate a solution to the crisis with the Sudan’s People’s Liberation Movement - North (SPLM-N). The topic has once again came up between the two heads during the September 27 talks in which was co-operation agreements are signed by the two Presidents. One of the agreements was about creation of a demilitarized zone along the border of the two countries and military disengagement between the former rebel army turned South Sudanese army and the SPLM-N fighters.
On October 10, 2012, South Sudan Ambassador to Sudan Dut Mayen has once again raised the topic and reminded of the proposition. However, NCP Spokesman Badr El-Din Ahmed Ibrahim was quick in reacting brushing aside the topic saying the issue of negotiations was already discussed by the heads and that they (NCP) do not recognize the SPLM-N as a Sudanese political force.
SPLM-N confirms it will continue fighting
Meanwhile, the SPLM-N confirmed it will continue its fight against Sudan Government despite the fact that a security agreement was signed between the State of South Sudan and Sudan. Its spokesperson Arno Lodi is reported to have said that SPLM-N is fighting for its own reasons and that it is not fighting on behalf of the State of South Sudan.
- October 2, 2012: South Sudan rules out further discussions on Abyei
- September 11, 2012: Consultative meetings to find challenges facing South Sudan Army