October 27, 2022 (KHARTOUM) – The National Consensus Forces (NCF) Thursday called to combine various initiatives made by all the political groups instead of endorsing one constitutional proposal as a basis to establish a civilian-led transitional government.
Minni Minnawi Head of NCF Political Outreach Committee held a meeting in London with Robert Fairweather UK Special Envoy for Sudan to discuss ongoing efforts a the political stalemate ending the coup d’état and the military-led government.
The meeting took place as the Troika and European Union countries voiced their support for a draft transitional constitution crafted by Sudanese Bar Association with the support of international legal experts and consultations with a large number of political forces.
In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune after the meeting, NCF Spokesman Mohamed Zakaria said the delegation stressed the need for an intra-Sudanese dialogue based on the various proposals made by the various groups.
The delegation stressed that the political solution should be based on “a comprehensive Sudanese-Sudanese dialogue through the formation of a national mechanism to reconcile the diverse initiatives put forward on an equal footing without preference for one initiative over another,” reads the statement.
The alliance further called on the international community to “play a positive role” in facilitating dialogue among Sudanese.
The FNC includes mainly some of the signatories of the Juba Peace Agreement, such as the SLM of Minnin Minnawi and JEM of Gibril Ibrahim besides some splinter factions of the SPLM-N.
The coalition backed the coup d’état that ousted last year the civilian government of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC).
They proposed a constitutional declaration calling for the participation of the military component in the second transitional authority.
In a joint statement signed by several western countries on October 24, the United Kingdom called for an inclusive agreement to establish a civilian-led transitional government.
“We believe the Sudanese Bar Association initiative represents a credible and inclusive framework to guide negotiations, and note that it has enjoyed the broadest support of any initiative to date and remains open for other parties to make amendments to address their pressing concerns,” read the statement.