Title: International Committee to monitor Doha Document meets on January 12: Sudan’s Government says
Author: SudaneseOnline News
Date: 12-30-2014, 03:55 PM
December 30, 2014-Khartoum-SudaneseOnline-Sudan’s Government announced on Monday that the International Committee to monitor and evaluate the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) will convene its meeting on January 12 in the capital of Southern Darfur
The head of the Darfur Peace Follow-up Office, Dr. Amin Hassan Omar, reiterated his government’s stickiness to negotiations with the rebel Darfur movements in Addis Ababa on the ceasefire and not to discuss any other issues, stressing that DDPD is the base for all peace agreements in Darfur.
In statements carried out by the state-run Sudanese Media Center (SMC), Omer said that Khartoum’s government has not received any statement from the AU High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) for Sudan a to resume negotiations in Addis Ababa, stressing that they are ready to engage in dialogues with the rebels provided the negotiating agenda on ceasefire, pointing out any attempts to open issues that otherwise would be refused categorically
He added that Doha document remained open for those who wish to peace in Darfur
Since 23 November, Sudanese government delegations and representatives of two rebel groups, the Justice and Equality Movement and the Minnawi faction of the Sudan Liberation Movement, (SLM-MM) are engaged in talks on a cessation of hostilities and security arrangements in Darfur.
Rebels want the talks in Addis Ababa to be comprehensive but the government delegation has insisted the negotiations must be an extension of Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD).
Conflict in Darfur, a region in western Sudan, which started in 2003 has killed an estimated 300,000 people and displaced nearly two million.