France welcomes the signing yesterday in Juba of a Declaration of Principles between the Sudanese authorities and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM–N). Negotiations must continue between the parties in order to reach an inclusive peace agreement.
France reaffirms its full support for the democratic transition underway in Sudan. To that end, it will host an international conference on May 17. It renews its appeal to the movements that have not initiated official discussions with the Sudanese authorities to join the ongoing peace process as swiftly as possible and to contribute to the reconciliation efforts between all Sudanese people.