(Sudan Safari) - In his address on the occasion of Sudan’s 61st Independence Day, President Al Bashir has underscored his government commitment
to implement the outcome of the national dialogue.
In his address on the occasion of Sudan’s 61st Independence Day, President Al Bashir has underscored his government commitment to implement the outcome of the national dialogue.
Al Bashir's pledges have already been fulfilled when the National Assembly has unanimously voted for constitutional amendments.
The amendments have reinstated the post of prime minister, who will be appointed by the president and is responsible for executive power in the country.
The move comes as part of reforms proposed by a national dialogue between the Sudanese government and some opposition groups. The dialogue aimed at resolving Sudan’s economic and political crises and putting an end to conflicts.
As a gesture of good will, President Al Bashir has also declared the extension of ceasefire, except in the case of self-defence, for one month in order to make the holdout opposition think positively to join the dialogue.
The Sudanese President denied that the dialogue coordination body known as 7+7 was dissolved; saying new members have been added to it in order to follow up on the implementation of the dialogue recommendations.
Dialogue’s doors are still open for the opposition to sign the National Document, he said.
Al-Bashir has affirmed that political consultations will be accelerated to form a new government to draw national dialogue participants.
The coming government will efficiently implement the national dialogue outcomes and prepare for transparent and fair elections scheduled for 2020.
Discussion and consultation will continue within the coming days to engage more members the national assembly in the centre and the state, he said.
Since January 2014, President Al Bashir has been leading a national dialogue process whose stated aims are to resolve the armed conflicts, achieve political freedoms, alleviate poverty and the economic crisis, and address the national identity crisis.