Delegation of AU Peace and Security Council concludes visit to Sudan

Khartoum, May 24 (SUNA) - The delegation of the African Union's Peace and Security Council, headed by the Ambassador of Nigeria to Ethiopia and the African Union, Dr. Obioma Philip Oparah, concluded on Thursday a three-day visit during which they met with senior Sudanese officials and paid inspection visit to the capital of North Darfur, Al-Fasher, to get acquainted with the situation there and realization of peace in Darfur region, besides meeting with representatives of the parties that did not sign Darfur peace agreement. The delegation included members from Nigeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Gabon and Burkina Faso. Dr. Oparah described the outcome of meetings with senior Sudanese officials as promising toward realization of peace in Darfur. In a press statement to SUNA, the spokesman of the African Union mission in Sudan, Nur-Eddin Al-Mazini, said that the African Union is giving maximum concern to normalization of the relations between Sudan and Chad, due to their importance in boosting the ongoing efforts to reach comprehensive peace in Darfur. He said that the mission will map up a comprehensive report on the situation in the area to submit it to the AU Peace and Security Council, adding that this report would include proposals for lasting solutions for the existing problems. Meanwhile, Deputy Chairman of the AU team for implementation of Darfur peace agreement referred to a trend to hold a plenary meeting in the coming period with the movements that did not sign Darfur peace agreement, through an initiative of Sudan People's Liberation Movement. He said that the African Union would participate in a coming consultative meeting in Juba city before convocation of the plenary meeting with the movements that did not sign Darfur peace agreement.