AU affirms support for Sudan's new strategy on Darfur

21:57, July 21, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

The African Union (AU) on Wednesday affirmed its support for the new strategy on Darfur issue which has been working on by Sudan.

With the help of the strategy, it is possible to come up with an urgent solution to the conflict in Darfur and to other issues concerning development, reconciliations and justice, Chairman of the AU High-level Panel on Sudan Thabo Mbeki told reporters on Wednesday after meeting Sudanese Presidential Adviser Ghazi Salahuddin who is in charge of the Darfur issue.

He pledged that the African Union Panel on Sudan will cooperate with the Sudanese government and the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur in implementing the strategy. He added that a comprehensive strategy by Khartoum on Darfur would address all the major issues concerning the conflict.

Working out a strategy to speed up the process towards a solution involves solving such issues as peace, security, development, and the voluntary return of the internally displaced persons and refugees in Darfur.

Ghazi Salahuddin, for his part, said Sudan is seeking to take into consideration all view points of institutions and persons involving in the Darfur conflict.

Sudan is working on the strategy, which is yet to be approved in its final version, in a transparent manner, trying to listen to the view points of the institutions and persons concerned, he said, adding Sudan find the viewpoints of Thabo Mbeki useful.

He added the final version of the strategy will be presented to the Council of Ministers, representing the Government of National Unity, which will approve it or make amendments.

Khartoum said it will base the new strategy on the principle of "working closely with the citizens", which requires considering the opinions of the Darfur people, improving its ties with the neighboring countries.

Khartoum is currently holding peace talks with some Darfur rebel movements in the Qatari capital Doha, but the Darfur rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) led by Khalil Ibrahim, and the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) led by Abdul-Wahid Mohamed Nur, are boycotting the negotiations.

Source: Xinhua


  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Chinese President Hu Jintao watches the launch of Tiangong-1 space lab module at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 29, 2011. Other members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, including Wu Bangguo, Jia Qinglin, Li Changchun, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang and Zhou Yongkang, are also present. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)
  • The graphics shows the launch procedures of the carrier rocket of Tiangong-1 space lab module, Long March-2FT1 on Sept. 29, 2011. (Xinhua/Lu Zhe)
  • Image taken from Beijing Aerospace Control Center shows a Long March-2FT1 carrier rocket loaded with Tiangong-1 unmanned space lab module blasting off from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu Province, Sept. 29, 2011. (Xinhua)
  • On Sept. 28, tourists travel around the Mingshashan Scenic Area in Dunhuang, Gansu province by camel. With the National Day vacation right around the corner, more and more tourists from home and abroad are going to Dunhuang. Riding on a camel, they travel in the desert to enjoy the cities rare form of natural scenery. (Xinhua/Zhang Weixian)
  • Chinese forest armed forces work together with forest firefighters on Sept. 28. (Xinhua/Chai Liren)
  • Photo taken on Sept. 29, 2011 shows strong wind blows trees in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province. Typhoon Nesat heads towards south China and is moving at an average wind speed of 20 km per hour toward the west coast of China's Guangdong Province. (Xinhua/Hou Jiansen)
Hot Forum Discussion