Doha Document security arrangements launched in North Darfur
The integration of about 1,350 former combatants from the Justice and Equality Movement-Sudan (JEM-Sudan) into the Sudanese military and police forces was launched in a ceremony in El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, on Monday.
The ceremony was attended by the Governor of North Darfur State, Osman Kibir, the Chairman of the Darfur Regional Authority, Tigani Sese, and the head of the AU-UN peacekeeping mission in Darfur, Mohamed Ibn Chambas.
The exercise is one of the main provisions stipulated in Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD), Unamid stated in a press release issued on Monday.
In his speech at the ceremony, the head of Unamid highlighted the implementation of the security arrangement as one of the means of achieving peace in Darfur.
“Unamid will continue to emphasise the need for cooperation and coordination among all concerned parties,” Ibn Chambas said.
The leader of JEM-Sudan, Brig. Gen. Bakhit Abdallah, aka Dabajo, stated that the security arrangements will help in ensuring security, stability and development in the country in general, and in Darfur in particular. “JEM-Sudan combatants will be part of the troops to defend the country,” he stressed.
“We call upon our brothers who are non-signatories to join the Doha Document, because peace is for all,” Dabajo said, and added that his movement did not sign for the sake of positions, but to build their country.
News photo: Brig. Gen. Bakhit Abdallah “Dabajo” talking to the press on Monday (Ashorooq)
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