Darfur LJM and Sudan wrapping up committee sessions at Doha
The Liberation and Justice Movement and the government agreed in their meeting yesterday with the high committee of the mediation team, headed by the Qatari Foreign Minister and the UN-AU mediator Djibril Bassole, that next Sunday, the 17th of this month, will be the deadline for the end of negotiations. Committees are expected to deliver draft agreements on different issues to the mediation so that it can prepare a final agreement. Once the mediators produce the final agreement, the parties will have the opportunity to review it to decide whether to accept or reject. The chief negotiator of LJM told Radio Dabanga that he expects the government to yield at the last minute on the most contentious issues, which are making Darfur into one territory rather than three states, Hawakeer land rights, mechanisms for transitional justice and compensation payments, and reconstruction of Darfur.
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