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Latest News Last Updated: Feb 26, 2010 - 7:30:10 AM

The unofficial translation of the framework agreement between government and JEM

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The unofficial translation of the framework agreement between government and JEM


Doha, Feb. 25 (SUNA)- Here under the Sudan News Agency (SUNA) publishes an unofficial translation for the Framework Agreement between the Government of the Sudan and the Sudanese Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) signed in the Qatari capital of Doha, on the 23rd of February 2010


The agreement is composed of 12 articles that treat the various aspects of the question of the conflict in Darfur. It focuses on a framework agreement to reach a comprehensive peace deal before the 15th of March 2010


Here is the text:- "A framework agreement for the resolution of the conflict in Darfur between the Government of the Sudan and the Sudanese Justice and Equality Movement (JEM)


A prelude:


The Government of the Sudan and the Justice and Equality Movement, within their serious commitment to reach a lasting solution to the conflict in Darfur


Convinced about the urgent need to reach a comprehensive peace agreement that will put an end to the tragedy in Darfur


Crowning huge efforts that the leadership of Qatar has been exerting, with a generous supervision of highness sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al thani the Emir of Qatar


reinforcing the good joint international mediation efforts, and in accordance with the principles and charters of the United nations and the charters of the African Union and the Arab league and the Cen Sad countries relative to the resolution of the conflict by peaceful means


Keen on the need to realize a just and lasting peace all over the Sudanese territories, and in Darfur in particular and to preserve the unity of the Sudan


Desirous to work together for a balanced development for the Sudanese nation based on the diversity and the particularity of the various Sudanese regions and for security the social and economic progress for all and the full practice of the basic fundamental freedoms based on equality between the citizens based on


Taking into consideration the Interim Constitution of the Government of the Sudan and the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed in Naivasha, in January 2005, the good will accord and the Confidence Building Agreement for the Settlement of Darfur Question signed in Doha between the Government of National Unity and the Sudanese Justice and Equality Movement on the 17th of Feb 2009


Convinced with the clear need of the Government of Sudan and of the Justice and Equality Movement


The Government of the Sudan and the Sudanese Justice and Equality Movement have agreed on the following


Article 1


Declare a ceasefire and engage immediately into negotiations for agreement on its application


Article 2


Issue a general amnesty on members of the Sudanese justice and equality movement and on the civilians and military men and release all war prisoners and convicted on both sides after the signing of this agreement


Article 3


The participation of the Justice and Equality Movement in all levels of the government in accordance with the method and be agreed upon by the two parties


Article 4


The Justice and Equality Movement change into a political party immediately after the signing of a final and comprehensive agreement


Article 5


Inclusion of the forces of justice and equality movement into the Armed forces, the security forces, and the united police force, according to what the two sides agree upon and this procedure will be preceded by assembly and training of those forces in sites according to the mechanisms and the methods to be agreed upon by the two sides


Article 6


The Government of Sudan shall be responsible for all the costs needed during the assembly and the training of the forces of the Sudanese Justice and Equality Movement


Article 7


All members dismissed military and civilians of the justice and equality movement shall be restored to service and will be placed with their peer in a way to be agreed upon by the two sides


Article 8


The government of the Sudan shall be committed to compensate the internally displaced persons and the refugees and all the persons affected because of the conflict in Darfur, in an equitable manner, and the government shall be committed to ensure the right for voluntary return of all the internally displaced persons, and the refugees to their original home areas and shall be committed to establish the services institutions and the infrastructures that would secure a decent life for them


Article 9


The issue of the administrative reorganization of Darfur shall be submitted to negotiations between the two sides to reach a final agreement therein


Article 10


The issue of wealth division shall be subjected to further negotiations between the two parties for reaching a final agreement, equally the question of the lands and the Hawakeer and any other issues for realization of peace, that the two parties see necessary for completion of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement


Article 11


The implementation of this agreement is based on the good intents and the basis of the collective responsibilty and political partnership in accordance with principles and the national issues that binds the two parties


Article 12


The final agreement and the additional implementation protocols and the negotiations there in and the signatures shall take place in Doha prior to the 15th of March 2010 Written in the Qatari capital of Doha on the 23rd of February 2010


For the government of the Sudan: Dr Amin Hassan Omar, state Minister at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sorts


For the Sudanese justice and equality movement JEM Ahmed Mohamed Tugud Lissan, the secretary for the negotiations affairs and peace


Witnessed for the State of Qatar: Ahmed Bin Abdullah Al Mahmood, the state Minister for the Foreign Affair, member of the council of ministers


For the joint AU- UN mediation: Djibriel Basole, the Joint mediator



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