Sudan, SPLM-N peace talks adjourned until next month

The African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) chair, Thabo Mbeki, announced that talks between Sudan’s Government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N), over the conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states have been suspended for ten days.
Mbeki said the adjournment would allow delegates time to consult with their principals on proposals put forward by the AUHIP.
Mbeki gave no details on AUHIP’s proposals but they are likely to be based on the UN Security Council resolution 2046 of last year referring to security, political, and humanitarian issues in the two areas.
The negotiations had been stalled over the Government’s insistence that the objective of the talks should be settling the conflict in the two areas while the SPLM-N delegation is calling for a wider approach to resolve Sudan’s problems.
(Ministry of Foreign Affairs)