HE Deputy Prime Minister Praises the Doha Document Achievements

Doha , November 12 (QNA) – HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Ahmed bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud said Monday that the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) has played a key role in establishing security and stability in the region. A view that was shared by international organizations, he added.
 This came in a speech the Deputy Prime Minister gave today at the opening session of the fourth meeting of the Implementation Follow-Up Commission on the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur at the Ritz Carlton in Doha. He said there are some challenges that will require time to overcome and warned that failure to implement the Doha document would have negative effects on Darfur, Sudan and the entire region.
 Al Mahmoud stressed the importance of adherence to the achievements which the document accomplished and the need to build on the settlements contained in it, calling for more efforts to persuade  hesitant parties to join the peace process on the basis of the solutions it has delivered.
Al Mahmoud said since the formation of  the Implementation Follow-Up Commission on the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur after the signing of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur between the Sudanese government and the Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM) in the context of the document,  it (the Commission) has been working relentlessly to carry out its assigned duties of monitoring and follow-up of implementation. He added that, with the help of the involved parties and partners, the commission has managed to draw up a clear map containing the effective implementation the continued monitoring.
 The Deputy Prime Minister noted that it will become clear from the report which the African Union – United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) will present today, that progress towards the implementation of the document has been made. He acknowledged that what has been achieved ” did not live up to our aspired level, however it is regarded as a big step towards the full implementation given the difficulties and challenges known by all, including the meager resources”.
 Al Mahmoud said that missing the deadlines agreed upon in the document poses a real threat to peace. He stressed however that meeting the deadlines will help build trust between the parties involved and called for a full review of the deadlines set in the document in order to determine which were met on time and which weren’t.
 The Deputy Prime Minister also said that he encouraged any evaluation of the progress achieved in the implementation of hte document.

One of the biggest challenges facing the commission, according to the Deputy Prime Minister, was persuading hesitant parties to sign the peace document. Al Mahmoud said that those parties put obstacles to peace which created another challenge, keeping the parties committed to the document. He said that intensive and successful talks are being held with the hesitant groups to encourage them to sign the document. Al Mahmoud added that there were also talks last months with the Sudanese government and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) to make the peace process more inclusive, noting that more movements will sign the document. He added that their names would be revealed at the appropriate time.
 The Deputy Prime Minister said on e of the priorities  was creating a suitable environment for establishing peace, adding that this can be achieved by building infra-structure facilities and services like hospitals, police stations and water networks. Providing those services will encourage displaced people to return home and revitalize the villages, Al Mahmoud said.

Al Mahmoud said since the formation of  the Implementation Follow-Up Commission on the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur after the signing of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur between the Sudanese government and the Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM) in the context of the document,  it (the Commission) has been working relentlessly to carry out its assigned duties of monitoring and follow-up of implementation. He added that, with the help of the involved parties and partners, the commission has managed to draw up a clear map containing the effective implementation the continued monitoring.
 The Deputy Prime Minister noted that it will become clear from the report which the African Union – United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) will present today, that progress towards the implementation of the document has been made. He acknowledged that what has been achieved ” did not live up to our aspired level, however it is regarded as a big step towards the full implementation given the difficulties and challenges known by all, including the meager resources”.
 Al Mahmoud said that missing the deadlines agreed upon in the document poses a real threat to peace. He stressed however that meeting the deadlines will help build trust between the parties involved and called for a full review of the deadlines set in the document in order to determine which were met on time and which weren’t.
 The Deputy Prime Minister also said that he encouraged any evaluation of the progress achieved in the implementation of hte document.
One of the biggest challenges facing the commission, according to the Deputy Prime Minister, was persuading hesitant parties to sign the peace document. Al Mahmoud said that those parties put obstacles to peace which created another challenge, keeping the parties committed to the document. He said that intensive and successful talks are being held with the hesitant groups to encourage them to sign the document. Al Mahmoud added that there were also talks last months with the Sudanese government and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) to make the peace process more inclusive, noting that more movements will sign the document. He added that their names would be revealed at the appropriate time.
 The Deputy Prime Minister said on e of the priorities  was creating a suitable environment for establishing peace, adding that this can be achieved by building infra-structure facilities and services like hospitals, police stations and water networks. Providing those services will encourage displaced people to return home and revitalize the villages, Al Mahmoud said. (QNA)

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