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Darfur peace process "is going very well": Sudan

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The international community needs to put pressure on the rebel movements in the Darfur region of Sudan to participate in the peace process to resolve the conflict, says the representative of Sudan to the United Nations.

Thousands of the people in Darfur died and nearly two million others were displaced by the conflict that broke out in the region in 2003 between rebel groups and the Sudanese government forces and allied militias.

In July last year an agreement was signed in Doha, Qatar, by the Sudanese government and one of the Darfur movements, the Liberation and Justice Movement, to end the crisis.

Ambassador Daffa-Alla Elhag Ali Osman is the representative of Sudan to the United Nations.

“We have signed a Doha document which entered into implementation two weeks back and I can say the process is going very well but unfortunately there are two remaining rebel factions who categorically refuse to sit to negotiate and this is something harmful to the process. Unfortunately the Security Council, the international community is doing nothing to exercise pressure on those who are refusing to negotiate a peaceful settlement.” (Duration: 27”)