SUDAN TO MEDIATE FOR PEACE IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

KHARTOUM– Central African Republic (CAR) warring factions and government have agreed to meet in Khartoum under Sudanese President Omar Bashir’s mediation to end the conflict in their country.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the Sudanese capital Khartoum will host the negotiations between the warring factions of the CAR mid-November.

The official Radio Omdurman said the Sudanese Foreign Minister Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed, who has recently paid visits to CAR and Chad, said CAR President Faustin-Archange Touadera has agreed on Khartoum hosting peace negotiations of his government with CAR armed opposition factions of Seleka and Anti-balaka.

The statement read over the Omdurman Radio added that Chad President Idriss Debby Etno has also agreed to take part in the opening session of the negotiations to which, according to the statement, the Sudanese government would invite the leaders of central African countries to the opening session.

Bashir has recently mediated between warring South Sudanese factions and President Salva Kiir Mayardit, to end five years of bitter fighting that broke out after southern Sudan broke away and became an independent republic in 2011.

President Bashir also sent envoys to Kenya and Uganda to drum up support for his CAR initiative the same way he did with the South Sudan initiative.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK