Posted by: africanpressorganization | 5 June 2013

Statement / Extraordinary Meeting of the Implementation Follow-Up Commission Of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD)


 

Statement / Extraordinary Meeting of the Implementation Follow-Up Commission Of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD)

 

EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, June 5, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ The members of the Implementation Follow-Up Commission (IFC) for the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) held an extraordinary meeting on June 4, 2013 in Doha, Qatar, to discuss the assassination of the leadership of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEMI Bashar) and measures to prevent the derailing of the DDPD. Members of the IFC present were: State of Qatar, Chad, China, Egypt, France, Japan, Russian Federation, Sudan, United Kingdom, United States of America, UNAMID, African Union, United Nations, European Union, League of Arab States, Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Liberation and Justice Movement, and Justice and Equality Movement/Bashar.

• The IFC members received the report presented by UNAMID on the May 12 attack by the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM/ Ibrahim) on the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM/ Bashar), a signatory to the DDPD, which resulted in the deaths of Mohamed Bashar, Arko Suleiman Dahiya and other colleagues.

• IFC members noted that the killing of Mohammed Bashar and his colleagues is not only an act of vengeance but a calculated and deliberate move to dissuade others who may be willing to join the peace process. They further condemned the violation of the territory of the Republic of Chad and the killing of Chadian citizens.

• The IFC members strongly condemned JEM/lbrahim for this attack, noting its negative repercussions for peace in Darfur. The members demanded that JEM Ibrahim release immediately all JEM/Bashar members taken captive during the attack.

• The IFC members expressed strong concern at the deteriorating security situation in Darfur and the scale of newly displaced persons by violence this year. The IFC members noted that the increase in violence would adversely affect the implementation of the DDPD and urged that JEM/lbrahim and all perpetrators of violence be held accountable and brought to justice. They further emphasized that there is no military solution to the conflict.

• The IFC members appealed to the parties to renounce violence and to commit to peaceful settlement without preconditions, and work towards a permanent ceasefire, and an inclusive and comprehensive agreement on the basis of the DDPD for which they reaffirmed their support.

• The IFC members welcomed the efforts of regional states and actors to support the peace process and urged them to continue to play positive roles in this regard.

 

SOURCE 

United Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)


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