Sudan News Agency (Khartoum)

13 February 2011

Sudan: SPLM Discusses Future of Unmis And Political And Security Issues

Juba — Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) Saturday went into intensive consultations, led by the First Vice - President and President of the Government of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, to draw a road map for the future government of south Sudan state after July 9.

The SPLM Political Bureau Saturday held its first official meeting after the separation of south Sudan and focused its discussion on the future of the movement from the organizational and political aspects, besides the SPLM strategy for implementing the pending issues in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), especially concerning the issues of Abyei, demarcation of the border between the north and the south and the pose-referendum arrangements.

In a statement to the press after the first sitting at Juba Hotel, the SPLM Secretary General, Pagan Amum, said that the meeting will discuss Sunday the future of the UN Mission for South Sudan (UNMIS) and issues of security, stability and the relation between the North and the South.

He said that the SPLM will settle its situations to transfer itself into independent parties in the North and the South, adding that the new state of south Sudan will be a democratic, civil and secular one which adopts the multi-party government system.

He said that all the southern political forces will move to operate in south Sudan through their invitation to participate at a constitutional conference that will formulate a vision on the aspired political system which depends on delegating power to the people through holding free, honest and regular elections.

Amum said that President Salva Kiir would work after the interim period for establishing a transitional government to formulate the Constitution and the draft acts of the elections and the political parties.

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