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Government of Sudan and JEM Sudan sign the Protocol on the Participation of JEM-Sudan at the Government and Integration of its Forces / Statement by the Mediation

By United Nations - African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)

EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, April 1, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Under the auspices of H.E. Ahmad bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, and H.E. Ms. Aichatou Mindaoudou, African Union – United Nations Acting Joint Special Representative and the Joint Chief Mediator ad interim for Darfur, “the Protocol on the Participation of the Justice and Equality Movement-Sudan at the Different Levels of Government and on the Integration of its Forces” was signed today, March 29th, 2013, in Doha.

This Protocol is the last negotiated document between the Parties in the framework of the ongoing Darfur peace process on the basis of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur. The Mediation considers this achievement as an important step that would contribute to forging peace and stability in Darfur in particular, and in Sudan in general.

The Mediation shall, in consultation with the Parties and in coordination with the bodies concerned, proceed with making the necessary preparations for the final signing ceremony of the “Agreement between the Government of Sudan and the Justice and Equality Movement-Sudan on the Basis of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur”, initialed on 24th March 2013.