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Justice and Equality Movement Declares Cease-Fire as of Mid-Night of Tuesday
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Feb 24, 2010 - 7:08:58 AM

Justice and Equality Movement Declares Cease-Fire as of Mid-Night of Tuesday


Doha, Feb. 23 (SUNA) - The Justice and Equality Movement has declared cease-fire as of the mid-night of Tuesday as part of the implementation of the framework agreement which it signed Tuesday evening with the government party in Doha


Chairman of the movement, Dr. Khalil Ibrahim, said in his address at the signing ceremony that the agreement is a step forward in the peace process and paves the way for the negotiation for realizing peace in Darfur


He said that the Justice and Equality Movement is committed to the implementation of all items of the agreement, stating that the path for peace is still needy for great efforts, and that both parties shall be ready to give concessions so that comprehensive peace in Darfur shall be achieved. Dr. Ibrahim called on the armed groups to establish a unity and partnership among them for the interest of the people and the homeland, a partnership of no loser or winner


He called on the Emir of Qatar to sponsor the implementation of the agreement, expressing his appreciation of the great efforts being exerted by Qatar and its leader, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani


He also thanked the Emir of Qatar for his generous donation for the rehabilitation and development in Darfur


Dr. Khalil Ibrahim also praised the role being played by Chad, Libya, the Arab League, the African Union and the joint Mediation, led by Qatar, for realizing peace in Darfur


Meanwhile, the Joint Mediator, Djibril Bassole, welcomed the framework agreement, and described it as a positive step for the comprehensive solution for Darfur issue


He appreciated the efforts exerted by all parties for the signing of the agreement by the government and the Justice and Equality Movement. Bassole said that the agreement paves the way for beginning the negotiations in Doha for realization of comprehensive peace in Darfur. MO/MO

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