Sudan welcomes EU envoy for DDDC
Note, excerpt from Sudanese Media Center report 18 Feb 2007:
Following his deliberations on the DPA with the European Union Envoy for Darfur-Darfur Dialogue Conference, the Presidential Advisor Majzoub Al-Khalifa told Sudan Vision Daily that Sudan welcomes the EU move as it sustains peace in Darfur. He stated that the EU, which has affirmed commitment to the DPA implementation, has identified its Envoy from among its personnel available in Sudan.
With regards to UN Human Rights Mission denied visit to Darfur, the Presidential Advisor was quoted as saying that Sudan has honored its conditioned pledge to UNSG Ki Moon to allow the HR Mission visit to Darfur. According to Khalifa Sudan has conveyed to Ki-Moon that some Mission members were classified as persona non grata for their biased stances against Sudan and, as such, they should be replaced by neutral individuals otherwise they would be rightfully rejected.
The Presidential Advisor wound up his statement by commenting that the Abuja Agreement is well in progress and that the Movements Field Commanders commitment to cease military operations demonstrates their genuine move to join the peace process.