August 3, 2019 (KARTUMUM) – A peace document for Addis Ababa agreed between a rebel umbrella Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) and its political allies in the Freedom and Change Forces (F) was officially added to the agreed constitution.
On Friday, the FFC and the TMC wrapped up discussions on a basic law that facilitates orderly change in the democratic regime during the 39-month transitional period.
They also agreed to include the Addis Ababa agreement after the editorial on some views to be valid for all armed groups and not just the SRC factions at a meeting on Saturday.
"The Addis Ababa document was added as an additional chapter of the constitutional document," several sources included in the finalization meeting told the Sudan Tribune on Saturday night.
The military council has already welcomed Addis Ababa's text on ways to achieve peace during the transitional period and to enable armed groups to participate in the transition process that will build the country's future.
Now, as the text adds, both sides will initial a constitutional declaration on Sunday, and African mediation will set the date for the signing ceremony.
The inclusion of Addis Ababa's text sparked a debate in the corridors of negotiations between the TMF and the opposition Friendship Hall on Friday.
The document was discussed at the meeting on Saturday, but El-Tom Yaya, head of the SRC delegation in Khartoum, insisted the matter was discussed on Friday, but his request was ignored.
After that, Sudanese People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) leader Malik Akar announced Saturday morning that their participation in celebrations of an agreement between the military junta and X during the transitional period depends on the inclusion of the Addis Ababa document.
For his part, Yibribril Ibrahim, leader of the Justice and Equality Movement and vice president of the SRC, tweeted on Saturday that the document was signed by all groups of X and covered the root causes of the Sudanese crisis.
The document is "the shortest way" to achieve peace and stability in Sudan, he noted.
Under a political agreement reached last month, the peace process should top the transitional government's agenda during the first six months.
The SPLM-N, led by Abdel Aziz al-Chilu, said it was ready to discuss peace with the civilian-led government. However, the SLM led by Abdel Wahid al-Nour has not indicated its position so far.