The Sudanese government has appealed to the Parliament of Uganda to explore ways of mediating in its current raging armed conflict with South Sudan.
Sudan deems the escalating conflict as not only a machination of some foreign powers’ intent on forcing regime change in Khartoum, but also a threat to regional stability that ought to be addressed by neighboring countries.
At a meeting with journalists at the Sudan Embassy in Kampala on Monday, Sudanese legislators on the Foreign Affairs committee said, involving Ugandan legislators is part of a wider strategy to bring regional parliaments to discuss the conflict and find ways of bringing the two countries to a negotiation table.
“We came here to convey the reality of the situation in Sudan to our brothers in Uganda. We believe that governments might have their own issues, but parliaments have a broader mandate and insight since they represent people,” Mahdi Ibrahim said after meeting the deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah.
“We had a fruitful engagement with the Uganda Parliament and we hope this will help solve some of the obstacles to peace between the two countries,” he added.
After visiting the Parliament of Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda, the Sudanese MPs want a regional joint