Sudan Government, Darfur Group Ink Peace Deal in Doha

Sudan Government, Darfur Group Ink Peace Deal in Doha

January/24 | am:11:48 / No Comments 277 views

The Sudanese government signed an agreement with Sudan Liberation Army/ Movement (SLA/M), the Second Revolution, Monday in Qatar in accordance with the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur.

Sudan’s Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al-Mahmoud and Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister attended the signing, along with Assistant to the President of Sudan Musa Mohamed Ahmed and Jeremiah Kingsley Mamabolo, who is the Joint Special Representative for Darfur and Head of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID).

In his address to mark the occasion, Al-Mahmoud said the Doha Document became the basis for ending the struggle and initiating a rebuilding and development process in Darfur, and expressed appreciated to the Qatari leadership for their efforts towards peace in Darfur.

Al-Mahmoud also praised the example set by Liberation and Justice Movement back then, when it signed the document and choose the road of peace, to help the people of Darfur achieve stability and development

The Sudan Liberation Army/Movement-the Second Revolution led by Abu al-Qasim Imam Haj has signed an initial agreement on the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur in N’Djamena in Chad, noting that the final agreement is to be signed at the ceremony. Al-Mahmoud said that it reaffirms the movement’s courage and determination to establish peace and start a new beginning of stability and development for the people of Darfur.

He added that the movement deserves to be thanked for participating in the national dialogue that took place recently in Sudan in addition to the Darfur peace agreement, which confirms the movement’s commitment to achieve peace.

He stressed that the mediation followed certain principles in its quest to achieve peace in Darfur, and added that the aim of the agreement is to include everyone, providing stability and well-being to the people of Darfur that suffered due to the conflicts.

The Doha Document for Peace in Darfur that was ratified by the people and supported by the regional and international community, covers an all-around just solution for the cause of the conflict and is a result of the hard work of all the partners with close discussion of the people of Darfur, who are the most important element.

Al-Mahhmoud stressed that the Doha Document for Peace is the context for peace in the region and so cannot be renegotiated.

He maintained that it can be enriched by signing protocols that develop the document’s implementation mechanisms.
The Deputy Prime Minister noted that the people of Darfur started feeling the outcome of peace following years of struggle after the signing of the document.

He stressed the importance of providing a suitable environment for the people of Darfur to start returning to their homes voluntarily.

The Deputy Prime Minister also stressed that the developmental projects agreed upon during the donors’ conference in Doha must be implemented to enable the people of the region to rebuild their economy.
He added that this was especially important now after the US eased some of the economic sanctions on Sudan.
Al-Mahmoud added that work continues to end all tribal disputes in order to bring back peace to Darfur.

In the photo, Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud witnesses the signing of an agreement between the representatives of the Sudanese government and Sudan Liberation Army/Movement in Doha

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