EU ambassadors visit Darfur

Khartoum, Sudan ( PANA) - Ambassadors of seven European countries have paid a visit to the Darfur region where they met with internally-displaced persons (IDP), representatives of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and Sudanese government officials, the European Union (EU) said in a statement Monday.

According to the EU office in Khartoum, the six ambassadors from Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, France, Netherlands and Sweden, as well as the EU Ambassador to Sudan concluded a two-day visit to North Darfur where they were briefed about the "security situation and the progress in the implementation of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD)."

The statement quoted Ambassador Tomas Ulincy, head of the Delegation of the EU to Sudan, as describing the visit as "important for all the European Ambassadors to see the situation on the ground."

He added "the security situation and access for international organizations to work in Darfur remain a concern. I hope that the DDPD signed in Doha would bring peace and stability to Darfur."

Ulincy said the high point of the visit was their meeting with the Darfuri nomads and IDPs who expressed their desire for lasting peace and sustainable development, which requires collective local and international efforts to end the crisis in Darfur.  

He said: "The UNAMID and other UN Agencies are trying to do their best to help the Darfuri people -- more security, more access and better funding -- will facilitate their job to do more for Darfur."

During the visit, the Ambassadors were briefed by the Deputy Governor of the State of North Darfur, Mr. Al Fateh Abdel Aziz, about the economic plan of North Darfur State 2012 – 2016 and the development wheel in the Darfur region.  
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22 october 2012 17:38:00

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