JSR Adada attends opening session of the Initiative of the People of Sudan in Khartoum

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The Initiative of the People of Sudan for Solving the Darfur issue kicked off its first session today at the Friendship Hall in Khartoum. The meeting was attended by various international and regional personalities, including the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Mr. Amru Musa; the African Union (AU) Chairperson, Mr. Jean Ping; the Joint Chief Mediator, Mr. Djibril Bassole; and UNAMID Joint Special Representative (JSR), Mr. Rodolphe Adada.

Mr. Adada had a meeting with the AU Chairperson, Mr. Jean Ping during which he briefed him on the status of UNAMID deployment, as well as on the positive outcome of the visit of the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operation, Alain Le Roy and on the visit of Under-Secretary-General for Field Missions, Ms. Susana Malcorra. For his part, Mr. Ping stressed the importance of the existing cooperation between the AU and the UN to achieve peace in Darfur through their Hybrid Operation and through the peace process led by the Joint Chief Mediator, Mr. Djibril Bassole.

The JSR also briefed the US Chargé d'Affaires, Mr. Alberto Fernandez, on the status of UNAMID deployment.