Sudan’s Bashir hopes dialogue conference to produce unified national vision
Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir has expressed hope that the national dialogue conference can come up with a consensus on a unified vision to formulate the future according to a national will.
Bashir, who was addressing the meeting of the National Council for Strategic Planning (NCSP) on Monday, said the meeting comes at a time when the country is witnessing the works of the dialogue conference, pointing the conference is expected to lead to a national vision to formulate Sudan’s future “according to our national will and without dictation or tutelage of any party”.
Sudanese MPs divided over Darfur referendum
Sudanese lawmakers in the country’s national assembly argued incessantly on the planned Darfur referendum as affirmed in the speech of President Omer Hassan al-Bashir during the Parliamentary session convened last week.
Under the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) signed in 2011 between the government several rebel movements, a referendum must be held on whether to maintain the status quo for Darfur region or consolidate all states in the region into one.