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Sudan steps towards peace and justice in Darfur

The UK has welcomed the signing of an agreement between the Government of Sudan and Liberation and Justice Movement.

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A Foreign Office spokesperson said:

“The United Kingdom welcomes the Agreement signed on 14 July between the Government of Sudan and the Liberation and Justice Movement, adopting the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur. This is a positive step toward a lasting peace with justice in Darfur. We urge all armed movements to continue engaging with the Government of Sudan to reach a common agreement based on this document, and we call for an immediate ceasefire.

“The UK expresses its deep gratitude to Qatari Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Ahmed Bin Abdallah Al Mahmoud and to the Government of Qatar for their continued efforts to find a peaceful solution to the ongoing conflict in Darfur. Qatar has worked tirelessly over the past two years to support the United Nations/ African Union talks between the Government of Sudan and armed rebel movements. Qatar’s continued involvement and ongoing commitment to peace in Darfur through the Chairmanship of the International Follow-Up Committee is very welcome and the UK remains committed to working closely with Qatar in their efforts.”

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Published 19 July 2011