ALGERIA WELCOMES SIGNING OF ROADMAP AGREEMENT TO ENS HOSTILITIES IN SUDAN

ALGIERS, -- Algeria has welcomed the signing of the roadmap agreement to end hostilities in Sudan between the government and rebel groupsl.

The agreement was signed on Monday by the Sudanese opposition groups, the Spokesman of the Algerian Foreign Affairs Ministry, Abdelaziz Benali Cherif, confirmed here Thursday. The Sudanese government had already signed the agreement earlier,

"We welcome the signing, on 8 August 2016, of the roadmap agreement to put an end to the hostilities in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile (states of Sudan) by the armed groups of the Sudanese opposition, under the aegis of the African Union," he said.

"This signing is the crowning of the efforts undertaken by the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AU-HIP) for Sudan made up of former presidents Thabo Mbeki (South Africa), Abdulsalami Abubakar (Nigeria) and Pierre Buyoya (Burundi) to whom we pay tribute for their commitment and perseverance."

He underlined that "the same tribute must be paid to President Omar al-Bashir and Sudanese senior officials for the wise decisions that they have taken and the leadership that they have shown, notably through the signing of this same agreement on 21 March 2016".

"We in Algeria are convinced that this step which will substantially improve the humanitarian situation in the three regions and favour a final settlement of the crisis in Sudan will lead the country to peace, stability and prosperity," added the spokesman.

Source: Name News Network