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Press Release Regarding The Framework Agreement Between The Government Of Sudan And The “justice And The Equality Movement” (jem) , 25.02.2010

Turkey welcomes the signing of a framework agreement for the resolution of the conflict in Darfur between the Government of Sudan and the “Justice and the Equality Movement” (JEM), the largest rebel group in Darfur in the presence of President of Sudan Omar el-Bashir, President of Chad Idriss Deby and Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Emir of Qatar, in Doha on 23 February 2010.

Turkey will continue to give its full support to the efforts of the United Nations and the African Union and all other parties in securing a lasting peace in Darfur and in Sudan in general. Turkey as a non permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and the strategic partner of the African Union commends the efforts of the United Nations – African Union Joint Chief Mediator for Darfur, Djibril Bassolé.

Turkey wishes that this agreement will constitute a major step for all the rebel groups in Darfur to participate in the peace process and believes that the recent rapprochement between the Governments of Chad and Sudan will continue to be a significant factor in securing lasting peace in Darfur.

Turkey will continue to support the people of Sudan in achieving the goal of a stable and prosperous Sudan.