Norwegian Embassador to Sudan Bård Hopland and Norwegian Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan Endre Stiansen participated.
Troika Statement on Historic Visit to Kauda, Sudan
The Troika members, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States, commend Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement/Army-North Chairperson Abdalaziz Al-Hilu for their historic meeting in Kauda, Sudan, on 9 January 2020. This is the first time, since 2011, that the Sudanese government was able to travel peacefully from Khartoum directly to territory held by the country’s largest armed opposition group. We see this as a major confidence-building step in the peace process, one that we hope will pave the way for safe and unhindered humanitarian access to all areas and lead to the swift and successful conclusion of peace negotiations by the 14 February deadline agreed by all parties.