Opposition alliance, SPLM discuss alliance with the SPLM
16 February, 2011 (UNMIS MMR)
Al-Rai Al-Aam, Khartoum
The opposition alliance, the National Consensus Forces, has underlined the need for dual citizenship post-separation and says it would push for these measures and may even use it as a “pressure card” in talks with the NCP.
Informed sources meanwhile report that representatives of the opposition alliance held talks in Juba recently with GoSS President Salva Kiir and some senior SPLM representatives including Yassir Arman and Abdul-Aziz Al-Hilu. The talks are said to have focused on the postreferendum situation and the opposition voiced their solidarity with the SPLM in the north and south of the country on the grounds that the southern party is a party that has the potential to reunite the country in future on a new basis.
The sources reveal also that Kiir assured the representatives of the opposition forces that they are strategic allies whose support is required in the south.
Meanwhile, Al-Akhbar reports that leaders of the opposition alliance are set to hold a meeting
“soon” to discuss possibilities for talks with the government. Alliance spokesperson Farouq
Abu-Eissa said that the agenda for the talks are still before the NCP for study.
Abu-Eissa further pointed out that a meeting of party figures that takes place later today would
look into setting a date for the opposition meeting.
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