The tripartite mechanism consisting of the African Union, IGAD, and UNITAMS announced the launch of the “Sudanese” talks it will be facilitating.
The committee, in a Thursday statement, said that it had held separate sessions, beginning with a Forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change (National Accord Charter) meeting, followed by a meeting with the Forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change (Central Council), and a meeting that included the Democratic Unionist Party.
The Charter group defected from Freedom and Change coalition a few days before the October 25 coup, then went on to stage a sit-in at the presidential palace in the Sudanese capital under the auspices of the military, which ended the morning of the coup.
The Forces of Freedom and Change said in a statement that, at the behest of the tripartite mechanism, a delegation from the Executive Office of the Forces of Freedom and Change met with tripartite committee’s representatives represented by the Special Envoy for the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Sudan, Volker Perthes, Special Envoy for the African Union for Sudan, El Hassan Wad Labat, and the IGAD special envoy.
“The meeting listened to the tripartite mechanism’s thesis presented at the beginning of the preparatory stage with questions about the Freedom and Change vision’s to end the October 25 coup and the nature of the transitional institutions that are formed according to the new constitutional framework,” the statement said.
The Forces of Freedom and Change had previously delivered their written vision regarding their position on the preparatory stage for the facilitated political process through the tripartite mechanism.
The Freedom and Change’s vision saw that the correct solution to the current crisis in Sudan was to end the coup and the establishment of a new constitutional establishment in line with the desires and aspirations of the Sudanese people for a democratic civil transformation.