Sudanese parties to resume talks on sovereign council

Amman, Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces (DFCF) on Monday agreed on proceeding talks over the sovereign power.

Earlier today, both sides have signaled they are close to an agreement over a three-year transition, but more than six hours of overnight talks at the presidential palace in Khartoum failed to produce a breakthrough, the country’s state-run news agency reported (SUNA).

Talks have been deadlocked over whether civilians or the military would control a sovereign council that would hold ultimate power.

TMC spokesman, Lieutenant General Shams El Din Kabbashi, said the two sides reaffirmed commitment to the points they had agreed upon in previous rounds of talks regarding the structure and duration of the Transitional institutions, SUNA added.

“They also agreed on the formation of a committee by the freedom and changes forces to follow the investigation conducted by the military council on the recent attacks on the protest sites,” he added.

DFCF spokesperson, Madani Abbas Madani, confirmed for his part that no deal has been reached yet

Source: Jordan News Agency