The Chairperson of the Commission regards this communication as a positive step in the right direction, and is encouraged by Sudan’s renewed commitment to cooperate with the AUHIP in the discharge of its mandate.
The Chairperson of the Commission reiterates AU’s determination to ensure the full implementation of all aspects of the Roadmap, which represents the collective and considered view of Africa on the issues at hand. He stresses, once again, the need for the Parties to extend full and unreserved cooperation towards the scrupulous implementation of the Roadmap. In this respect, the AUHIP is making the necessary arrangements for the urgent resumption of negotiations on all pending issues.
In the meantime, the Chairperson of the Commission calls, once again, on the Parties to refrain from any action running contrary to the letter and spirit of the Roadmap in all its aspects. In particular, it is of utmost importance that the Parties refrain from any military action and support to armed movements operating against the other state.