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Sudan says that Darfur forum does not substitute Doha accord


November 6, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Justice minister Mohammed Bushara Dousa who chairs the Supreme Mechanism of the Um-Giris forum for the Zaghawa tribe on issues of peace, security and development in Darfur emphasized that the forum is not a substitute to the Doha peace agreement signed in 2011 or any other accord.

FILE - Three women carry bags as they walk through the Abushuk refugee camp in the North Darfur state capital of EL Fasher on June 17, 2013 (ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images)

Speaking at a press conference today in Khartoum on the outcome of the forum, Dousa said that the forum was an addition to the quest for peace and security in Darfur and the region, pointing that it came in the framework of cooperation between Sudan and Chad to resolve the Darfur conflict.

He defended holding the meeting in Chad and limiting it to Zaghawa tribe saying that the bulk of non-Doha signatories including Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and Sudan Liberation Movement of Minni Minnawi (SLM-MM) hail from this tribe so they have a role in pushing peace efforts even though he described it as coming later than it should.

Dousa went on to say that the forum aims basically to urge everyone to move toward resolving the conflict as soon as possible, each according to his role whether government or society or individuals, adding that the forum addressed the issue of development and security in the region.

The Sudanese official summarized its recommendations as urging Zaghawa tribe to contribute towards ending the fighting in Darfur, strengthening the armed forces and police on the borders between the two countries, reopening the police stations in the region to play their role in the maintenance of order and security, the establishment of a civil administration guard and contacting movements that did not sign the peace agreement.

The forum appealed to Sudanese President Omer Hassan al-Bashir and Chadian President Idriss Deby to implement signed peace agreements on peace in the region, push forward the process of reconciliation between the tribes, promote peace and religious awareness in the region and the need to repatriate IDPs and refugees after providing them with the necessary services .

Dousa expressed his appreciation and thanks to the Sudanese President Omer Hassan al-Bashir and Idriss Deby for approving and sponsoring the forum.


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  • 7 November 2013 12:09, by Akol Liai Mager

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