KHARTOUM (Sudan Tribune) - Minni Minnawi, the leader of a Sudan Liberation Movement faction (SLM-MM) Saturday disclosed that he and Justice and Equality Movement
(JEM) leader Gibril Ibrahim met this week with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.
The meeting held at the official residence of the President of Uganda in Central Uganda town of Entebbe last Wednesday 19, was a continuation of previous meetings with President Museveni and his aides in support of the African Union mediation led by President Thabo Mbeki to achieve peace and democratic change in Sudan.
In statements to Sudan Tribune, Minnawi said that Museveni briefed them about the National Dialogue conference held in Khartoum on 10 October and handed a copy of its recommendations.
The rebel leader said they handed over to President Museveni a position paper on the peace process that details their whole vision from the humanitarian cessation of hostilities to the inclusive constitutional dialogue conference.
The government, the armed groups in the Two Areas and Darfur participating in a double process to achieve peace and to prepare the grounds for an inclusive national constitutional dialogue including the opposition parties.
In a parallel effort, Chadian President Idris Deby met recently in Berlin with JEM leader Gibril Ibrahim and Abdel Wahid Al-Nur the leader of another faction of the Sudan Liberation Movement.
Following the meeting the two rebel leader announced they would send delegations to Ndjamena in the near future for further discussions on peace in Sudan. They also said that Minnawi agreed to join them.
Deby and Museveni were part of four presidents from the region who attended the closing session of the National Dialogue Conference earlier this month.
The three armed groups and the National Umma Party of Imam Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi signed last August a Roadmap Agreement proposed by the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) which broker the negotiations.
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