Sudan peace talks: Agreement on commission for nomads and herders
The government delegation and the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) rebel alliance in the Darfur track of the Sudan peace talks being held in the South Sudan capital of Juba, have agreed on the formation of a developmental commission for the nomadic and herders in Darfur as a developmental approach to end any potential conflict in the future.
On Friday, Member of the Sovereign Council and spokesman for the government negotiating delegation, Mohamed El Taayshi told Sudan News Agency (SUNA) that the reasons for the creation of the commission based on the fact that the conflict in Darfur initially began as a struggle over resources and the prolong negligent by the successive central governments in Khartoum.
“The Darfur track presented the proposal for establishing the commission and we agreed on the principles and the mechanisms of implementation” El Taayshi explained.
He further said that the agreement stipulates a commission based on an executive structure with the inclusion of segments related to nomads and herders. “To ensure effective implementation we have agreed on efficient mechanisms to avoid past mistakes.”
The two parties have agreed on a 10-year strategy to improve people’s lives that includes education, health and improving the environment of pastoralists. “This can make a difference in terms of fostering social coexistence and thus accordingly it supports development and peace issues in the region,” the Sovereign Council member concluded.
Last week Radio Dabanga reported that the Sudanese government delegation and the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) rebel alliance agreed on most issues of the Darfur wealth-sharing file. The South Sudanese mediation team is “already preparing the signing of a comprehensive peace agreement”, to be reached before April 9.
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