Africa November 4, 2014
EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, November 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Union-United Nations Acting Joint Special Representative (JSR) and Joint Chief Mediator a.i. for Darfur, Mr. Abiodun Bashua, today held a meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) of Qatar, H.E. Ahmed bin Abdullah Al-Mahmoud, in Doha.
During the meeting, the Acting JSR briefed the DPM on the status of implementation of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur, the overall security situation in Darfur, as well as on the ongoing efforts to facilitate negotiations between the Government of Sudan and the Darfur armed movements.
The DPM reiterated Qatar’s and his personal commitments and engagement on Darfur and renewed his pledge that Qatar will continue to support all efforts for peace, stability and development in Darfur.
As part of the outcome of the visit, the DPM authorized the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the State of Qatar and the United Nations Development Programme for the commencement of the Darfur Internal Dialogue and Consultations. The MoU was signed by the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari, who accompanied Mr. Bashua to Doha.