Taha, Al-Sisi, Discuss Arrangements for Darfur People Conference
Khartoum – First Vice President, Ali Osman Mohammed Taha met in his office yesterday the Chairman of Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) where they discussed the ongoing arrangements for Darfur People Conference scheduled to take place on the 10th of current July.
DRA Chairman, Dr. Al-Tijani Al-Sisi briefed the First Vice President on the issues pertinent to Darfur, the DRA and its relations with the five Darfur states.
During the meeting Al-Sisi lauded the distinguished role of Qatar state in making Darfur peace a success besides its contribution towards the implementation of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) on the ground, adding that Qatar officials are keen to attend the launching of Darfur People Conference.
He affirmed that the stability of security situation in Darfur was evidenced by the mass return of IDPs to their home villages in all Darfur States.
It is to be noted that First Vice President, Ali Osman Mohammed Taha will address the opening session of the Conference in El-Fashir.
Meanwhile, DRA Minister of Development and Reconstruction, Taj Addeen Bashir Nyam told Sudan Vision that the DRA approved in its yesterday's meeting the general objectives of Darfur People Conference, adding that about 850 people will participate in the conference representing the five states, IDPs, refugees, and civil society organizations, besides peace building centres in the Sudanese universities.
Nyam affirmed that the conference will discuss five working papers prepared by experts on Darfur issues.
He added that 13 sub-committees were formed to prepare for the conference.
According to DRA Chairman, the conference aims at identifying the actual demands of Darfur people from the Regional Authority and that the recommendations will be forwarded to the DRA for implementation considering that it represent the view of Darfur people.
The list of participants was handed over to the UNAMID for facilitating their transportation to El-Fashir.
By Najat Ahmed, 01/07/2012