Sudanese president proposes reconciliation conference, pardoning opposition
Sudan, Politics, 7/1/1999
Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, in a speech he read on Tuesday night on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Sudanese government's assumption of power proposed a general pardon for the rebels and opposition forces. He said he "opens the door wide for pardoning and security for all opposition forces."
The Sudanese president stressed that the Sudanese government "opens its arms for dialogue concerning various issues pertaining to the homeland on the ground the constitution will be the common national principle."
Al-Bashir pledged to ensure the "freedom of expression and organization." He announced his acceptance of "rotating authority," but on the ground that this matter will be decided by the people's majority. He declared the establishment of a Shoura council, including parties that were registered according to the political succession law.
In his speech, al-Bashir highlighted his government's achievements during one decade under his rule. He added, "The salvation revolution was not a coup on a real democratic regime, rather a victory for the absent democracy."
He also asserted his government's efforts to achieve peace, saying that his government knocked all the doors in searching for peace.
He added that Sudanese diplomacy has surpassed the consequences of the Gulf War and has improved its relations with Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, as well as succeeding in containing "tough" resolutions by the UN Security Council imposing international sanctions on Sudan.
He said the Sudanese economy has witnessed fundamental changes under his government's rule despite the recession in loans and aid.
He continued that planning is made to ready the oil pipeline to transport 500,000 tonnes of oil by the end of this year from a Khartoum refinery to world markets as a surplus for the country's need.
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