Al-Raya, Al-Watan Hail 13th Meeting of Follow-up Committee for Doha Document for Peace in Darfur

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Doha, July 12 (QNA) - Qatari dailies Al-Raya and Al-Watan underlined the 13th meeting for the committee on following up the implementation of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD), held on Wednesday under the chairmanship of HE the Minister of Foreign Affairs' Special Envoy for Counterterrorism and Mediation of Conflict Resolution Ambassador Dr. Mutlaq bin Majed Al Qahtani.
The newspapers stressed that the meeting comes out of the State of Qatar's keenness to implement the Document which has received full support from the International Community, especially in achieving peace in Darfur.
The papers said that the document has become a reality that represents the people of Darfur, and has also become part of the Sudanese constitution.
In their editorials Thursday, the Qatari dailies pointed out that it is of dire need to commit to implementing the provisions of DDPD, as well as the developmental projects in Darfur.
The papers noted that such meetings are a success of the Qatari diplomacy in ending and containing many of armed conflicts, including the conflict that prevailed in Darfur.
For its part, Al-Raya called upon all Sudanese parties concerned to commit themselves to a cessation of hostilities and direct negotiations and to admit that peaceful political settlement alone can ensure sustainable peace and development for the people of Darfur.
The Doha Document for Peace in Darfur is comprehensive and therefore cannot be reopened for negotiations, Al-Raya said, adding that negotiations cannot be started from scratch again, and that the 13th meeting for the committee in Doha confirms that the State of Qatar continues its efforts and support until peace, security and stability in Darfur prevail.
The paper added that Qatar has endured many difficulties with wisdom and good management for the sake of Darfur people and for stability and development of their region through development and service projects that have been provided since the signing of the Document, which was praised and appreciated by the people of Darfur and Sudan and the international community.
It also stressed that the importance of the Doha Peace Document stems from the fact that it is the most comprehensive in addressing the problem of its roots and in responding to the aspirations of the people of Darfur and their hopes, adding that that for this fact it gained great local, regional and international legitimacy.
The paper moreover emphasised the need to continue efforts to promote peace, reconciliation, security and stability in Darfur and that the remaining items of the Doha peace document would be implemented and that donors would continue to provide financial support for the implementation of recovery and development activities.
Darfur is still in need for more and therefore the international community is required to meet its obligations, especially as there were clear shortcomings from the international partners that disrupted the return of the displaced people to their main villages, which is a cornerstone of peace and security throughout Darfur, Al-Raya concluded.
In turn, Qatari daily Al-Watan affirmed in its Thursday editorial the solidity of the State of Qatar's position in rejecting violence and terrorism, pointing out that the Qatari diplomacy has been renewed its rejection of the terrorism phenomenon through regional and international forums.
The daily noted the Qatari diplomacy's remarkable success in ending and containing many of the armed conflicts including the conflict in Darfur in which the State of Qatar was able to end the war in this region through its good mediation.
The Qatari paper highlighted the importance of the meeting held in Doha yesterday to discuss the Darfur peace issue in which the 13th meeting for the committee on following up the implementation of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) kicked off on Wednesday under the chairmanship of HE Ambassador Dr. Mutlaq bin Majed Al Qahtani, the Minister of Foreign Affairs' Special Envoy for Counterterrorism and Mediation of Conflict Resolution.
Al-Watan underlined HE the ambassador's affirmation that the DDPD which was finalized at the All Darfur Stakeholders Conference in May 2011, has received full support from the international community.
The daily stressed the importance of the statements issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday to condemn terrorism and reject violence in each of Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, which reflects the State of Qatar's firm interest in the concept of bringing peace and achieving stability so that societies and nations can fulfill the duties of sustainable development.
In conclusion, Al-Watan affirmed the importance of the State of Qatar's efforts and its firm positions which call for peace and enhance regional and international stability. (QNA)