Home | News    Friday 11 April 2014

US reiterates support for Darfur’s Doha accord

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

April 10, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The United States deputy charge d’affaires in Sudan Christopher Rowan affirmed that the solution to the Darfur conflict could only come through dialogue and negotiations and not through arms, stressing his country’s support for the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD).

JPEG - 38.9 kb
Hundreds of thousands of people have fled violence to safe areas inside Sudan’s Darfur region, severely straining water resources in some locations (Photo: ACT/Caritas/NCA/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)

During a visit to North Darfur state in which he met with governor Mohamed Osman Yussef Kibir, the US diplomat said that achieving security in the restive region remains the biggest concern for of his country.

Rowan also emphasised the importance of providing humanitarian and development assistance to the people of Darfur, adding that this will require the concerted efforts of everyone to consolidate security and stability.

He also presented a US initiative to support education and culture in North Darfur noting that the work will be concentrated in the capital city of El-Fasher. Rowan further said that there will be experts who will perform studies to decide on what can be provided in this regard.

Kibir for his part said that the government is looking at a compromise formula to bring non-signatory rebels on board the DDPD and urged US and international support for these efforts.

He called on the United States to change the “negative outlook” towards Sudan for the sake of the oppressed in Darfur and to play a positive role in resolving the Darfur crisis.

The governor also urged the US to put pressure on the rebels to join the DDPD and also appealed for US to support to early recovery projects as the best solution to the needs of the people of Darfur .

Kibir said that the situation is now ripe to receive development projects especially after the stabilisation of the situation in Darfur underscoring the desire of the people of Darfur in achieving lasting peace.

Last month, the US ambassador at the UN, Samantha Power, reportedly called on African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) members to find an alternative forum to resolve the Darfur crisis, saying the DDPD has become outdated and cannot be relied on.

Power’s remarks drew strong condemnation from Khartoum which said that US actions encourage the non-signatory groups to impose their own agendas on Darfur people and Sudanese people in general.

Earlier today, the US deputy charge d’affaires met with the Sudanese presidential assistant Musa Mohamed Ahmed and discussed with him the situation in eastern Sudan and the course of the implementation of the 2006 East Sudan peace agreement.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article


 
 

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Sudan - Colliding interests 2014-09-16 10:04:11 By Mohamed Elshabik September 15, 2014 - Sudan seems to be unconcerned by the current political crisis in the region. Amid a prognosis of full-scale war in South Sudan, unrest in Egypt, chaos in (...)

A pastoral appeal to South Sudanese to reconcile 2014-09-16 09:19:03 By Rev. Bernard Oliya Suwa, PhD September 15, 2014 - The 15th of December 2013 is a date that we South Sudanese are not going to forget any time soon – and so we shouldn't! After the violence (...)

Will South Sudanese journalists be safe from new media bill? 2014-09-14 21:24:16 By Peter Gai Manyuon September 14, 2014 - What will help professional Journalists in the Media bill that was signed on the 9th of September 2014 in Juba? Will government of South Sudan leave (...)


MORE








Latest Press Releases


Sudan Democracy First Group: Art as resistance – art as resilience 2014-09-09 12:34:15 Sudan Democracy First Group Art as Resistance – Art as Resilience September 8, 2014 - To mark the third anniversary of the resumption of civil war in Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains/South Kordofan, (...)

Sudan: Those behind unlawful killings and torture of protesters must be brought to justice 2014-09-03 13:13:43 Amnesty International Sudan: Those behind unlawful killings and torture of protesters must be brought to justice The brutal suppression of protest in Sudan must end, and members of the security (...)

National Dialogue in Sudan: Past experiences and current challenges 2014-08-27 06:18:22 Sudan Democracy First Group (SDFG) Since independence, Sudan has undergone a number of national peace agreements, some of which were observed and honored for short periods, others which were (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2014 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.