(ADDIS ABABA) – The delegations of the Sudanese government and that of the Sudan People Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) appeared cautiously optimistic in their first direct meeting on Thursday which occurred on the second day of the seventh round of negotiations in Addis Ababa between the two sides on the crisis in the border states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile.
But in their position papers seen by Sudan Tribune, the two parties remained in disagreement over whether the talks should be confined to issues related to the two regions as the government insists, or also include items that would address other crises in the country.
The spokesman for the SPLM-N delegation Mubarak Ardol said in a statement that the warring parties met in face to face talks adding that the atmosphere was positive.
Ardol added that their delegation tabled their view on how this negotiation round…
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