The Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda noted that Uganda will continue to support efforts to have Sudan removed from the list of State Sponsors of terrorism.
Dr Ruhakana Rugunda was representing President Yoweri Museveni at the signing of the Sudanese Peace Agreement in neighboring South Sudan Capital Juba.
Prime Minister stated that the North African Country, which has been at war for nearly two decades, needs to unlock its potential through improved investments and production
13 rebel factions that have been fighting the government of Sudan which sits in the capital Khartoum, on Saturday October 3, 2020 came together as the Sudan Revolutionary Front and agreed to sign a final peace agreement with the transitional government.
The transitional government, led by interim president Abdel Fatah Al-Burhani, has been in power since 2018 after long term leader Omar El-Bashir was ousted following citizen protests.
The Prime Minister commended the Sudanese stakeholders, including the Transitional Government, armed groups under the Sudan Revolutionary Front, Sudan People’s Revolutionary Movement-North (SPLM-M_ led by Malik Agar, Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), Sudan Liberation Movement led by Minni Minnawi (SLM-MM) as well as political parties in the country, who opted for dialogues as the best way forward in achieving lasting peace, leading to the intialling of the 31 August 2020 Agreement
He urged the Sudan Liberation Movement faction led by Abdel-Wahid Mohamed Nur (SLM-AW) and SPLM-N led by Abdelaziz Adam al-Hilu (al-Hilu) the two remaining rebel groups that did not sign to join the process for inclusivity.