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Sudan: Minister at the Presidency of the Republic acquainted with progress in DDR programmes

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Khartoum, Dec. 16 (SUNA) - The Minister at the Presidency of the Republic and Chairman of the National Council for Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR), Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih, has got acquainted with the progress being achieved with regard to the programmes of the DDR toward enhancing the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). He affirmed the commitment of the state to coordinate with the United Nations to implement the DDR programmes. This came when the Gen. Salih received the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations in Sudan, Ashraf Qazi, at his office at the Republican Palace Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Secretary General of the National Council for the DDR, Brig. Osman Nouri, said in a statement to the press that the Minister of the Presidency of the Republic has reflected the appreciation of the government of Sudan to the role being played by the international donors in supporting the programmes of the DDR. He added that Minister at Presidency of the Republic has issued a decision setting up a joint committee to enhance coordination of Sudan, UN and the International donors and to deliberate about issues of the DDR programmes and ways to remove any obstacles facing the implementation of these programmes. Brig. Nouri pointed out that the Minister of the Presidency at the Republic called on the donors to live up to their commitments to support the DDR programmes. MF/MO