Sudan – Signing of the roadmap (August 9, 2016)

France applauds the signing, in Addis Ababa, on August 9, by all Sudanese parties (government, opposition) of the roadmap that should lead to inclusive peace negotiations in Sudan.

The political process, which comes about through national dialogue, is indeed the only way for Sudan to overcome its current conflicts. A first step would be to conclude a cessation of hostilities agreement and to guarantee humanitarian access to the conflict zones.

France hails the efforts of the African Union, and particularly President Thabo Mbeki.