NAM reaffirms support for Sudan peace :
Urges more development aid to Darfur
EGYPT: The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) states back the peace progress
in Sudan and call for more development aid to be pooled into the African
country’s western war-torn Darfur region, according to a revised draft
final document for the 15th NAM summit due here this week, distributed
by the summit secretariat on Monday.
The heads of state and government of the NAM states commend the
African Union (AU), the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
and the Friends of IGAD for their indispensable role and efforts, which
have resulted in the achievement of a Comprehensive Peace Agreement in
January 2005 in Sudan.
The pact ended the decades of civil war in Sudan, one of the longest
running wars in the African continent and thereby contributed to
regional peace, says the document. The NAM leaders call on international
donors to fulfill their commitments made in Oslo in 2005 and 2008 to
help implement that agreement.
They welcome the signing on May 5, 2006 of the Darfur Peace Agreement
in Abuja, Nigeria as a historic step towards lasting peace in Darfur,
and further back the AU’s leading role and efforts in sustaining peace
and stability in Darfur.
They encourage the political process as a priority and stress the
need to focus on developmental assistance in Darfur as peace and
development are mutually reinforced, reads the document.
Sharm El Sheikh, Tuesday, Xinhua