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Arab League efforts to end conflict in Darfur by Ahmed Al Badri
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Sep 10, 2008 - 10:46:40 PM

Arab League efforts to end conflict in Darfur

According to news reports the Arab League Foreign Ministers issued a resolution forming a six-member committee under the chairmanship of Qatar, Arab League Secretary General, and the African Union (AU) chairman to make arrangements for holding peace talks between the government and the rebel movements in Darfur.

The Arab League resolution proposed Qatar as the host country for the peace talks between the Sudanese government and the Darfur rebels.
The Sudanese government welcomed the initiative as it announced that all means of success towards reaching a durable solution to Darfur crisis are provided by the issuance of the resolution of the Arab Foreign Ministers
Presidential Advisor, Dr. Mustafa Osman Ismail stated that the participation of Qatar in resolving the Sudanese conflicts is not new as it played a big role that resolved Eastern Sudan issue, and that the Qatari institutions are working in development programmes in Sudan.

As to the Darfur issue, and to guarantee success, Qatar should study all the conditions over the crisis to establish a clear vision in order to avoid any negative aspect in the previous mediations.

Qatar is also demanded to find a new mechanism to convince the rebel movement to unite before sitting round the negotiating table.
The Sudanese government should provide all the information needed on Darfur issue to Qatar to assist in finding out a peaceful settlement.
The question that poses itself is whether the Qatari initiative will be parallel to Sudan People Initiative or will a coordinating body be established between the two initiatives.


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