Progress and Impediments Towards National Dialogue in Sudan
HE Kamal Al-Din Ismail Saeed, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Republic of Sudan
Chair: Dame Rosalind Marsden, Associate Fellow, Chatham House
Intense debate on the future of Sudan continues, with President Bashir heading meetings to discuss progress and impediments on the National Dialogue. The government has called for general elections in April 2015 and the National Congress Party will decide on its candidate for the presidency later this month. Negotiations between the government and opposition groups will ultimately decide what shape the necessary reforms and reconciliation processes will take. There is domestic and international pressure to find a comprehensive approach to end the conflicts in Darfur, Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile, but it remains unclear how inclusive the National Dialogue will be and whether a framework agreement can be reached before the elections.
The minister will outline the government's vision and priorities on the National Dialogue, reflecting on the progress made and the obstacles that need to be overcome ahead of general elections in 2015.
This event has been postponed.