KHARTOUM, Sudan’s National Unity Parties Council has called on the people of South Sudan, which was once part of the Sudan, to overcome their differences and work for reaching a comprehensive and radical solution to their differences and bring in stability to their nascent nation.

The Secretary-General of the Council, Abdood Jabir, on Wednesday also urged the United Nations to work for convincing the different parties in South Sudan to come for a peaceful solution as the repercussions of fighting between the rival South Sudan groups had negatively impacted civilians, some of whom had opted for fleeing north into Sudan.

Their meeting came ahead of a summit of the eight-nation Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) leaders in the Ethiopian capital Thursday to seek an end to the South Sudan conflict. IGAD, a Horn of Africa bloc, is leading efforts to end the conflict.

Javbir’s comments came as the two leaders of two rival groups — South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and his former vice-president, Riek Machar — met in Addis Ababa Wednesday to resolve their differences which had led to a civil war in South Sudan.

He said Sudan had welcomed the southerners fleeing the war in their country, in line with Khartoum’s implementation of international charters that call for humane co-operation, as well as because of the historical bonds linking the peoples in the two countries.

He said the Council is opposed to imposition of sanctions on South Sudanese entities and leaders as this would impact civilians in South Sudan more than the leaders and would also impact southerners who had fled to the Sudan.

Source: Nam News Network