President Adviser, Dr. Ghazi Salahudin, who is in-charge of Darfur
Dossier, has announced that the government and in line with the Abuja
Peace Agreement and in the absence of a final document for peace in Darfur will proceed in resolving the issue of governance form in Darfur, based on the provisions of the Abuja Agreement signed in 2006, explaining that the government will organize an administrative referendum confined to the people of Darfur to choose, democratically and impartially, whether Darfur remains an administrative system consistent with the rest of Sudan
Upon his return from Doha, Dr. Ghazi said in press statements that the administrative referendum in Darfur was stipulated in the Abuja Peace Agreement, explaining that the government would begin in dealing with this referendum, which is expected to take several weeks until a law organizing the process is prepared. He went on to say that the government's strategy for peace in Darfur stems from several directions and it is not limited only to the negotiations out of the country, indicating that they seek peace through field work in Darfur through multiple visits to the region to advance the process of development and reconciliation, justice and the establishment of basic services and to deal with the issues of the displaced persons and to negotiate directly with arms holders.
Dr. Ghazi said that he agreed with the Qatari State Minister of foreign affairs, Ahmed bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud, that Doha would not be a forum for negotiation, but to provide a final document until the government delegation submits relevant observations, noting that the government delegation in Doha is limited.
He added that the mediation had submitted a final document of the
agreement to the government delegation, which responded to the paper.
He also indicated the task of the mediation is to reconcile the texts until a final agreement is reached.