The Council of Ministers held its regular meeting today, chaired by , Prime Minister , Dr. Abdullah Hamdouk, during which the ministers received an enlightenment on the peace negotiations and the signing of the agreement in initials with the Revolutionary Front and the armed struggle movements.
The Minister of Defense, Major General Yassin Ibrahim Yassin, has referred to the early start of discussions on the security arrangements axis carried under the leadership of the late Lieutenant General Jamal Eddin Omer and the great efforts made in the Darfur tracks, noting to the agreement concluded including the stopping of hostilities, the ceasefire that to start after the signing of the peace agreement, and the mechanisms stipulated in the agreement in preparation for concluding the final agreement.
The Minister of Defense has reviewed the process of merging and demobilizing forces, to be started with the process of gathering and identifying the focal points for the delivery of weapons, the command and control mechanisms, and the importance of forming a permanent ceasefire committee, pointing to the process of the forces sorting out, the determination of the training areas, and the criteria for admission to the armed forces.
The Minister of Federal Government Dr. Yousif Adam Al-Dahai underscored the efforts made by the experts and technicians during the discussions, and the approach of the tracks that were followed and led to satisfactory ends, noting to the issues discussed on the center, North and East tracks.
Cabinet has expressed appreciation to state of Southern Sudan’s role in sponsoring the peace process at this stage of the Sudan’s history, stressing the importance of achieving peace as a main and supreme goal, agreeing to a sign a session to review the detailed issues in the presence of negotiators, technicians and experts, especially that the peace building process, requires the efforts of the executive body according to the axes identified during the negotiations.
PM Hamdouk made a statement on the agreement signed with Lieutenant General Abdulaziz Al-Hilu,the head of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement - North in Addis Ababa, noting that it opens an important door to achieve comprehensive peace by restoring the forum for dialogue with the SPLM in Juba, indicating that efforts with the Sudan Liberation Movement - Abdul Wahid Mohammed Nour will continue.
The cabinet members praised the efforts made, stressing the need for the council to play a greater role in the implementation phase.