Human Resources Minister Reveals Contacts with Armed Movements to Join the National Dialogue

Khartoum – Ministry of Labour signed yesterday a handing over note document between Ministry of Labour and Administrative Reform and the newly formed Ministry of Human Resources Development.
Minister of Labour, Ishraqa Sayed Mahmoud affirmed the government commitment to achieve peace and opening the door wide before the non-signatory armed movements to join the peace process.
She added that the will of Sudanese in achieving peace became greater than any other goals.
While addressing the ceremony organized by the Ministry yesterday, Ishraqa welcomed the newly appointed Minister Al-Toum Suleiman, the Secretary-General of JEM DDPD signatory movement, calling for integrating the signatory movements in the central government.
She added that the newly formed Ministry of Human Resources Development represents an added value to Sudan.
She admitted the government’s mistake when the two ministries were merged to reduce the expenditure; but it recognized the importance of this ministry so it decided to reconsider the decision.
For his part, the newly appointed Minister of Human Resources Development, Al-Toum Suleiman said that Sudan is targeted politically and economically, calling for unifying the ranks considering it as one of the power factors.
He added that they joined the government for the interest of Sudan and its unity, citing that they fought the government for ten years and did not achieve their goal, and that they recognized that the only way out is the dialogue.
He revealed contacts with non-signatory armed movements to join the national dialogue, affirming that they are capable to convince those movements to sit round the negotiations table.

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