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US, Canada, UN welcome deal between JEM and govt.

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February 23, 2010 (WASHINGTON) — The Secretary-General of the United Nations, the Canadian Foreign Minister and the US Assistant Secretary of State welcomed the framework agreement that was affirmed today by the rebel leader Khalil Ibrahim and Sudanese president Omar Al-Bashir.

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Representatives from the EU, Russia and USA at the signing ceremony of a framework agreement by the Sudanese government and rebel JEM in Doha, on Feb 23, 2010 (QNA)

The so-called "Framework Agreement for the Resolution of the Conflict in Darfur" was agreed by the Government of Sudan and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) on February 20 in N’djamena and signed this evening in Doha. The agreement is not a final peace deal but a framework for further negotiations meant to be finalized before March 15.

"This agreement, with its ceasefire, is another step toward a general political settlement for Darfur," read a statement from Canadian Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon.

Likewise, an official of the United States government under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Assistant Secretary Philip Crowley, said "The United States welcomes the announced framework agreement between the Government of Sudan and the Darfuri rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) as a significant move toward formal negotiations in the AU/UN-led Darfur peace process."

He continued, commending the Government of Sudan, along with the AU/UN Mediation team, the Government of Qatar, and Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno for their respective roles in bringing about the framework deal.

The spokesperson of the UN Secretary General said that Ban Ki-Moon welcomes the agreement and that he "looks forward to the full implementation of the Agreement’s provisions, and encourages all parties to engage in the inclusive Doha peace process with flexibility and political vision, and to agree on a definitive political settlement of the Darfur crisis."

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  • 24 February 2010 08:09, by John chol Garang

    We both welcome it!!

    Well done JEM has signed a Framework Agreement with Sudan Government,but its leader Khalil Ibrahim must be careful with his own life because Bashir has already designed a plan to kill him. Be watchful!!

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    • 24 February 2010 09:19, by Piny Amec Abethool-Jesus

      To US, Canada, UN, Darfuri and Southerners

      This agreement between NCP and JEM is not going to bring real peace to Darfuri.
      This is not agreement but a lipstick on the Sudan national elections and 2011 referendum and the ICC arrest warrant.

      Why? Because this agreement is exactly like DR. Lam Akol ( Fashoda agreement), Arok Thon Arok and Dr. Riak Machar’s Khartoum agreement of 1997.

      This agreement will weaken the Darfuri movement for sometime as the so called Khartoum agreement weaken SPLA/M for a short period time before the real peace (CPA) agreement was signed in 2005.

      JEM leaders will be like Riak Machar, Paulino Matip, and Lam Akol later when the real Darfuri CPA is signed.

      This agreement is a prayer on the judgement day, it is too late, Omaaar Hosaan will never go to heaven no matter what the US, Canada and UN said.

      However, the real Darfuri CPA will be signed after 2011 Referendum and when Darfuri movements are united as one movement in Darfur and supported by the Republic of New Sudan (RONS).

      The South- North CPA was negotiated for 2 years. The Darfuri JEM and NCP agreement is only negotiated for 2 weeks like Dr. Riak Machar’s Khartoum peace. Jem will be back to Darfur soon or killed like Dr. John Garang.

      Thank God for Salva Kiir, CPA would have been dishonored long time ago. Darfuri should ask themselves this question. Who will lead JEM if the current leader is assassinated?

      This peace agreement is so cheap and can be dishonored within 2 weeks. The same UN members will condemn NCP.

      Piny Amec Abethool-Jesus

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      • 24 February 2010 15:22, by Gae Ajak

        Surely how the US, Canada and UN have described how maybe this peace agreement would be, are so correct that Dafurian should learn from,
        Dafurian are just being persuaded of their votes in the upcoming national elections. if this agreement was held a year before, or to be held a year later, then there would maybe, be some sort of truth in the NCP commitment. pesident Bashir is under pressure of losing the seat so he thought wisely that way, anyway lets hope to see, it gonna be great if the saying" it was neither koran nor Bible"wouldn’t be applied to this agreement.

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        • 24 February 2010 15:28, by Gae Ajak

          error, i refered to the comment of my collegue before mind, not to US,Canada and Un.

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