Political Analysis

Al-Bashir: Yemen’s Dialogue Was Not Fruitful

National Yemen

On September 28th, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said that what was happening  in Sana’a will not happen in Khartoum.

Al-Bashir compared the Yemeni dialogue process and their own dialogue between Sudanese parties, including the campaign to end the armed conflicts taking place in Sudan.

In a meeting with his party members, Al-Bashir said that they will continue the national dialogue, but freedom does not mean chaos like in Yemen, where the NDC continued there for a year. “Freedom has limits and there is no absolute freedom.”

Sudanese forces positions varied regarding al-Bashir’s call for dialogue, and it was accepted by Islamist forces while rejected by armed groups in Darfur and South Kordofan and the Blue Nile areas, in addition to the leftist parties.

The largest party in Sudan, the Umma Party led by Sadiq al-Mahdi, Prime Minister of the elected government, withdrew from the dialogue after the arrest of its leader last May.