Sécurity: Khartoum opposed to UN food aid plans for two Sudanese regions - Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) has complained against a UN report that the world organization will take food to the needy population in some areas inside Sudan, even without the prior consent of the government in Khartoum.
NCP described as “inference in Sudan’s internal affairs” the reported UN plans to deliver, without Khartoum's consent, humanitarian aid to the Blue Nile (south east of Khartoum near the border with Republic of South Sudan) and South Kordufan (South West of Khartoum near the border with Ethiopia) states if the Sudanese government fails to comply with calls for resolving the problems of the two regions and for negotiation with the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N).
“Sudan rejects all foreign intervention to impose solutions to its internal affairs like the issue of the two regions,” External Relations Secretary of the NCP, Professor Ibrahim Ghandour, was Thursday quoted by the Sudan news agency (SUNA) as saying.
He argued that the problems of the country could be solved only through political means adding, however, that external attempts to impose solutions would not succeed.
He pointed out that his government had stressed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and elsewhere that the problems in the Nuba Mountains (South Kordufan) and the Blue Nile were domestic questions and “all should keep away from them and any dialogue with the South or any other state should not be linked with those problems.”
The NCP official said the plans for humanitarian intervention “imply that the international organization falls under pressure by nations which direct the United Nations.” He stopped short of naming those nations.
The two regions are currently scene of dispute and clashes with the rebel Sudan people’s liberation Army/ Movement, which the Sudanese government describes as an ally of the South Sudan People’s Liberation Army, and insists it should dissociate itself from South Sudan before any serious implementation of the peace deals signed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December last year.
The Sudanese government has expressed suspicion that the relief would only be used to refurbish rebel stores while the civilians in need have already relocated to government- controlled areas in the urban centres in the two regions.