The Sudanese Resistance Committees had reservations about the United Nations initiative seeking to find a solution to the political crisis in the country.
A spokesman for the committees told the BBC yesterday that any initiative that does not include the army’s exit from power is not welcome.
For his part, Sudanese Finance Minister Jibril Ibrahim, who is also the leader of the Justice and Equality Movement, expressed a conditional welcome to the UN initiative.
Ibrahim said in a tweet on Twitter that the Justice and Equality Movement welcomes the initiative, but on condition that the dialogue be “a purely internal Sudanese dialogue and that the facilitation process does not turn into a flagrant interference in Sudan’s internal affairs and a pretext for imposing external solutions.”
In turn, Darfur Governor Mani Arkoi Minawi, leader of the Sudan Liberation Movement, welcomed the United Nations initiative and urged the African Union to join it, writing on his Facebook page: “We welcome the United Nations initiative to encourage dialogue between the Sudanese parties.”
Meanwhile, the head of the Sudanese Sovereign Council, Lieutenant-General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, affirmed keenness to complete the institutions of the transitional period and appoint a civilian prime minister.
Al-Burhan stressed during his meeting in Khartoum yesterday with the envoy of the President of the Republic of South Sudan, Adviser to Presidential Affairs, Costello Garang Ring, the importance of finding a common basis for dialogue among all components to reach a unified vision that achieves the aspirations of the Sudanese people. Al-Burhan briefed the envoy of the President of the Republic of South Sudan on the overall current political situation. For his part, Costello Garang stressed that Sudan, with its experience in managing dialogue, is able to overcome current issues and challenges, noting its role in addressing tribal differences and crises in southern Sudan.