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Khalil Ibrahim briefs Libyans officials about JEM plan for peace in Darfur


August 15, 2009 (PARIS) — The leader of the rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) briefed today the Libyan officials on the political framework of his group to reach a negotiated settlement of the conflict in the western Sudan region of Darfur.

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Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) leader Khalil Ibrahim (R) attends a news conference following peace talks in Doha February 17, 2009 (Reuters)

In a bid to save the deadlocked Doha peace talks, Libya, the current head of the African Union, witnessed a series of meetings with rebel groups, Sudanese officials and regional actors.

JEM leader Khalil Ibrahim met on Saturday with the head of Libyan intelligence Abdullah Al-Sanoosi to expose the framework proposed by his movement for Doha peace negotiations to end Darfur conflict.

"Dr. Khalil tackled issues pertaining to the wealth and power sharing, security arrangements but also the humanitarian aspects of the conflict," said JEM spokesperson Ahmed Hussein Adam by telephone from Tripoli.

After two months of talks on the implementation of a goodwill agreement signed with the government, last June JEM refused to resume the Doha process before the release of more than one hundred fighters imprisoned in Khartoum and the amelioration of humanitarian situation in Darfur camps.

"The main purpose of this meeting is to inform the Libyan leadership about our position in order to empower them to mediate and to support the Doha process as they are willing to."

Ahmed further stressed that Libya intends only to facilitate and to support the Doha peace process and not to replace it. He also added that the joint mediator Djibril Bassole attended the meeting with Al-Sanoosi.

Last week, the Libyan official met with Dr. Ghazi Salah Al-Deen who is in charge with Darfur dossier to discuss the involvement of a number of rebel factions in the peace process.

These factions have agreed to engage peace talks with the government with one delegation and one common agenda. The members of Tripoli Group had some divergences following a meeting organized by the Egyptian authorities but Tripoli settled the issue.

Yesterday, Khalil Ibrahim in an interview with the Qatari based Al-Jazeera TV called on the factions of Tripoli Group to unite their positions with JEM before the peace talks.

"I call on them with an open mind to be united with us and enter negotiations as one resistance group against the Sudanese Government, which has usurped our people’s rights," said Ibrahim on Friday.

Asked to comment the call of JEM leader, Ahmed said it was important for his movement to discuss with all the Sudanese forces including the other rebel factions on the solution of Darfur crisis.

He added that JEM is open to meet any body and it was logical to reach out the other rebel groups. "It is important for our movement to explain its positions on the peace process and to seek ways to have joint positions."

JEM leader last month threatened to boycott the Doha peace process if the mediation involves them in the talks.


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  • 17 August 2009 02:36, by Apalo Mana

    Dr Ibrahim Khalil the leader of justice and Equality Movement what you are doing is approval to find out the solution of Westren Sudan region of Darfur. But the one thing that is very important is the unity, you need to become united because you can’t form three different movement and with three different leaders,how could you talk and bring peace agreemant if there’re three different rebels leading?
    So you have to think for uniting the rebels first then peace talks.You see all the Darfuran rebels leaders come to gether, people are suffering because of you.

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  • 18 August 2009 18:55, by J. Noon

    The Chadian Gypsy Khalil Ibrahim first let us know the Massacre of Darfuris on 01.01.2009 by both you and your chadian relatives in Um Jurus CHAD before you can think of representing oneone.

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