Sudan: Darfuri rebel movements willing to join Doha peace talks

Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Two major Darfuri armed rebel movements have shown willingness for peace talks in Doha in order to embrace the peace document that was brokered by Qatar in 2011.

Qatari Deputy Prime Minister of Qatar and Chairman of the Darfur Peace Follow-up Commission, Ahmed bin Abdullah Al-Mahmoud, said in press statements published by Khartoum newspapers on Tuesday that he had met Minni Arku Minnawi, leader of Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) faction, and Dr. Jibril Ibrahim, head of Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), in Paris, France, and discussed with them the likelihood of joining the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD).

Minnawi and Ibrahim are expected to travel to Doha in the company of African Union's Chief Mediator Thabo Mbeki, said Mahmoud after a meeting of the Follow-up Commission in Khartoum on Monday.

Mahmoud did not appear skeptical about the participation of Abdul Wahid Nor, leader of the other SLM faction, who, he said, has declined to join the peace process.

According to observers here, the two movements, SLM/ Minnawi and JEM, are militarily more  powerful than Wahid's movement which appears to be vocal.
-0- PANA MO/AR 10May2016

10 mai 2016 16:42:55

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