Press Statement on Darfur Peace Process

Doha, – HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for the Council of Ministers Affairs, the Qatari Mediator, Ahmed bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud and the Joint Special Representative/Joint Chief Mediator (JSR/JCM) and Head of the African Union-United Nations Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) Dr. Martin Uhomoibhi have met in Doha with Sudan Justice and Equality Movement and Sudan Liberation Movement led by Minni Minnawi.

During the meeting, they discussed the procedural issues that will pave the way for the resumption of the peace process between the Sudanese government and the two movements to achieve peace in Darfur.

At the conclusion of the meeting, the following press statement was issued: As a continuation of the Paris meeting between HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for the Council of Ministers Affairs, the Qatari Mediator, Ahmed bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud and Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), and Sudan Liberation Army Movement Minni Minnawi (SLM-MM), and as a result of the meeting of HE the Joint Chief Mediator Dr. Martin Uhomoibhi with the movements in Addis Ababa on the 15th and 16the of April 2016, a delegation of the two movements met with the mediation in Doha on 30th and 31st of May 2016.

During the meeting, they discussed the procedural issues that will pave the way for the resumption of the peace process between the Sudanese government and the two movements to achieve peace in Darfur.

The meetings were conducted in a positive, transparent and frank atmosphere, and it was agreed to conduct more consultation with the parties to reach an agreement on procedural issues as soon as possible.

The joint Chief Mediator seized the opportunity of the meeting to call upon the Movements to sign up the AUHIP mandated Roadmap, and to accept the DDPD as the basic framework for peace in Darfur.

The delegation of the two Movements expressed heartfelt thanks and appreciations to HH the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and to the the Government and people of Qatar for the tremendous efforts they have been exerting to achieve peace in Darfur and Sudan.

The Delegation of the two Movements also affirmed Doha as the venue for peaceful settlement of the conflict in Darfur, renewed its trust in the Mediation and expressed its readiness to cooperate with it to reach a durable and just peace in Darfur in the very near future.

Source: Qatar News Agency