16 February 2014

Sudan: Unamid's Head Meets Ugandan President

press release

Kampala — African Union-United Nations Joint Special Representative/Joint Chief Mediator Mohamed Ibn Chambas met with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on 12 February during a three-day visit to the country, as part of the JSR's efforts to mobilize regional support for an inclusive peace agreement in Darfur.

The Head of UNAMID apprised the Ugandan President of his engagements with the hold-out Darfur movements so far to bring them on board for a political settlement of the conflict in Darfur; these engagements included a workshop on humanitarian cessation of hostilities held in Addis Ababa last December and consultations with leaders of key movements earlier on 10 February in Kampala.

President Museveni noted the importance of a durable peace for Darfur and assured Mr. Chambas of his support for his initiatives.

"The continued engagement and support by President Museveni and Uganda to UNAMID and to the work of the Mediation is an indication that achieving a durable peace in Darfur benefits not only the Sudanese people, but also contributes to greater stability for the entire region," JSR Chambas stated.

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