SPLM-N delegation arrives in Addis Ababa

Last week, the African Union High-level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) announced the suspension of talks between Khartoum and the SPLM-N.

SPLM-N delegation arrives in Addis Ababa

World Bulletin / News Desk

A delegation of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM)-North arrived in Addis Ababa on Saturday to attend an urgent meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council, an African diplomat said.

The meeting, due to be held on Monday, is scheduled to discuss the deadlock in peace talks between SPLM-N and the Sudanese government.

A delegation representing the Sudanese government will arrive in Addis Ababa on Sunday, the diplomat told Anadolu Agency because he is not authorized to speak to the media.

SPLM-N Secretary-General Yasir Arman and government negotiator Ibrahim Ghandour are expected to address Monday's meeting.

Last week, the African Union High-level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) announced the suspension of talks between Khartoum and the SPLM-N.

It said the stalemate came after the SPLM-N made a proposal fundamentally different from the proposal made by the panel that "rendered an agreement unattainable."

Outlawed by Khartoum, the SPLM-N has been waging an active insurgency against the Sudanese government in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan states since 2011.

The movement consists of fighters who sided with South Sudan during the civil war, which ended with a 2005 peace treaty that opened the door to South Sudan's independence in 2011.

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