The Council "reiterates its call for an urgent pre-National Dialogue meeting of all relevant parties, at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, to discuss and agree on procedural matters relating to the Dialogue;" said the AUPSC
in a communique released at the end of its 539th meeting on the AUHIP activities.
Meanwhile, the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM-MM) leader Minni Minnawi said the AUPSC
539th Communique is considered a victory for the diplomatic efforts made by the "Sudan Call" forces.
Rizq called on the Sudanese government to listen to the voice of reason and avoid any confrontation with the AUPSC
in order not to prevent transfer of the dossier to the UN Security Council.
But, perhaps, it contributed to the killing of the German initiative, which was no longer of interest to the US, possibly with the help of some hands in the Secretariat of the AUHIP, and eventually paving the road to the AUPSC
On September 17th 2012 AUHIP issued a proposal, in accordance with the UN resolution 2046 and AUPSC
specifying the framework needed for resolving the problem over the Two Areas through negotiations.
The content of the said Communique is not very different from that of the previous AUPSC
Communique 456, 12 September, 2014, which had adopted a number of steps in view of ensuring harmonized and focused action by the AUHIP, in support of the efforts of the Sudanese stakeholders, to address the issues confronting their country.
According to the same sources, the AUPSC
member states denied that they arranged the hearing which took place at the council's headquarters in Addis Ababa.
The last April general elections have proven the popular rejection of the regime, while the position of the AUPSC
, the 62 resolutions of the UN Security Council and the arrest warrants by the International Criminal Court (ICC) confirm the regional and international isolation of the regime" he stressed.
1) Framework for the Implementation of AUPSC
In a meeting held in Paris on Wednesday with the international envoys for Sudan, the rebel alliance of Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) called on the UN Security Council to back the AUPSC
decision of 25 August providing that Khartoum should accept the pre-dialogue meeting.
Last August, AUPSC
invited the government and the opposition to a meeting at the AU headquarters in preparation for a comprehensive national dialogue but the government vehemently refuses to hold any round of dialogue abroad.
Sudan Call leders pose outside the AUPSC
building in Addis Ababa on 24 August - (Photo ST)