November 12, 2009 (PARIS) – The Darfur Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) communicated to the mediation teams in the Arab Gulf state of Qatar ideas for resuming the long stalled negotiations with the Sudanese government.
JEM official spokesperson Ahmed Hussein Adam told Sudan Tribune by phone from Doha that their movement “stressed the importance of crafting a negotiation strategy to reach a peaceful settlement to the Darfur crisis”.
Hussein said JEM is committed to peace “with a strong determination to reach a solution that guarantees stability with no preconditions”.
Talks between the Sudanese government and JEM rebels that started in Qatar last February are currently at deadlock as JEM insists on the implementation of two clauses included in the goodwill agreement they signed: the release of its fighters detained by Khartoum and the humanitarian situation.
The JEM spokesperson said they emphasized to the mediators the need to agree on the parties to join the talks and the role of the international community adding that it should be a positive role and not one that undermines the process.
He said that talks with the mediators will continue on Saturday.