Khartoum - President of the Republic, Omar Al Bashir, President of the National Congress, has announced that his party would be in the lead in terms of relinquishing power to allow parties and movements to participate in the government of national reconciliation. He noted that constitutional amendments would be forwarded to the parliament within a week.
Al Bashir called in the opening session of the party’s Shura “consultation” National Council on Friday, the leaders and affiliates of the NCP to prepare for the next phase by abandoning constitutional jobs at all levels in order to give others opportunities to participate at the Legislative and Executive Levels.
He urged the parliament to double their work in the coming days so that they can finish the constitutional amendments early, which include passing the post of Prime Minister and the election law, along with other procedures relating to post-national dialogue phase.
Al Bashir has denied that the National Congress fears the concession to give opportunities of ministerial jobs for others after the consensus that took place in the committees of the dialogue, which led to endorsing recommendations that are now outcomes to be implemented on the ground as of this week.
He said that the dialogue has been closed and now there is no dialogue internally or externally, noting that the national document is the only way to catch up with the dialogue, stressing the continuation of the negotiations with the armed movements in order to end the war and stop the bloodshed.
He further pledged to preserve the territories of Sudan and its borders from insurgents and greedy elements, urging the rebels to accept the option of dialogue and peace before it is too late, stressing that the government is ready for any other option in case of failure to respond to the calls for negotiation and peace.
He praised the efforts of the armed forces and other regular forces in securing the citizens and providing security across Sudan, pledging to collect weapons from the hands of civilians and legalize vehicles in Darfur after having eliminated the rebellion officially which is testified by the international community.
The Sudanese president said his country would approach the year 2017 free from regionalism and narrow partisan views, tribal conflicts that claimed the lives of hundreds of young people, and stressed the importance of adhering to Sudanism and the putting aside other affiliations.
He acknowledged that there are challenges facing Sudan's economy, especially in the last ten years due to the separation of southern Sudan, and its bearing many expenses that should have been at the price of unity attractive. But he stressed that the recommendations of the economic dialogue promise a better future.
Al Bashir prided himself on the commitment of the institutions of the National Congress to hold its activities regularly at all levels, starting with the Council and the leading politburo. He noted that many meetings between the leaders and members of the party opened the way for proximity and understanding.
He stressed the need that the National Congress is to be an example for all other Sudanese parties in Shura and democratic approach, pointing to the project of party and the state reform put forward by the party, along with reform of the political environment, which came through the call for national dialogue.
Al Bashir demanded that the Shura Council decisions be subject for implementation from the part of the party and state institutions, adding that "we demand in the next session the existence of report on implementation of decisions to know how effective is the Shura Council and its impact on public mobilization."
He considered the dialogue as the largest political movement, describing it as an unprecedented event neither internally nor externally, denying that the dialogue is a "scene " as he put it. He stressed that it came to involve all the people of Sudan, and there are no baked recommendations, nor externally dictated ideas, saying that "The Sudan before dialogue is not the Sudan after the dialogue."
Al Bashir stressed that the next stage is the stage of commitment to the outcomes the dialogue, noting that the operation of implementing the outcomes will be launched next week, by pushing the constitutional amendment. Al Bashir gave the Government of South Sudan, until next December to enforce the cooperation of the "nine agreements" signed between the two countries in the Ethiopian capital city of Addis Ababa on September 27, 2012, related to tackling eight issues between the two countries in the aftermath of the secession of the South.
The issues include security, citizens of after-service benefits payments, border, cooperation between central banks, trade and related topics, petroleum and related issues, along with other economic issues, which include assets, debts and arrears claims and the four freedoms.
Al Bashir said during his address of the opening session of the NCP Shura National Council Friday evening, that Sudan has been patient with regards to the issue implementation of the Addis Ababa agreements and threatened what he called a "page turnover “in the event of non-response by Juba to his call for agreements enforcement.
He added "the opportunity is up to December alone, and then there will be another issue to look into," and stressed the importance of the South Sudan government keenness on pushing the relation with Khartoum ahead; stressing that Sudan is keen on security and stability in South Sudan.
Al Bashir further announced that his government has distanced itself from assisting in finding a political settlement in South Sudan, despite international and regional requests, pointing out that Sudan does not have a solution to the problems of South Sudan, highlighting the existence of government that have an army and forces.
He pointed out that the Sudan, despite the reluctance of South Sudan in enforcement cooperation agreements did not refuse to receive the southern refugees who have flocked towards Sudanese territory, and added "we have mourned the people of chivalry and improved the needy."
Al Bashir said that Khartoum's relations with Asia, Africa and the Arab region are to an excellent degree, acknowledging the complexities in relations with America and its allies in Europe and the procedures that have been imposed on the government to block the rise of Sudan through support for the insurgency and the imposition of the blockade.
He revealed the desire of approximately 70 thousand Syrian refugees in Aleppo Login to Sudan to escape from the hell of the war there, indicating that Sudan is the kiss of all the peoples of the world because of security and stability found in him, along with ethics and the generosity of its citizens.
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