The Popular Congress Party (PCP) led by Hassan al-Turabi cautiously vowed to mull over the Paris Declaration signed by the opposition National Umma Party (NUP) and rebel Sudanese Revolutionary Forces (DRF) on Friday.
The NUP leader Sadiq al-Mahdi disclosed on Saturday that he called Turabi to brief him about the political declaration he signed with the SRF rebel leader Malik Agar. The agreement calls to unify the Sudanese political forces over a national platform for peace and democratic reforms.
South Sudan’s former vice-president and leader of rebel faction SPLM in Opposition, Riek Machar, has met with Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir in Khartoum.
Machar, who arrived in the Sudanese capital on Sunday morning, said in press statements following the meeting that he is counting on Bashir to play a major and direct role in resolving the ongoing conflict in South Sudan.