From Sudan Vision Daily, Khartoum by Al Sammani Awadallah, Monday, February 16, 2009:
Machar Welcomes Government-JEM 'Good Intentions' Deal
Announcing SPLM support of Doha Talks, South Sudan (GoSS) Deputy President, Dr. Riak Machar, appreciated the "trust building and good intentions" pact reached by Sudan Government and JEM through Doha talks.
In a statement to Sudan Vision, Machar urged JEM Chief, Khalil Ibrahim to step up the deal to a comprehensive peace agreement in Darfur while getting the other movements on board for the sake of Sudan unity, affirming SPLM readiness to co-work with Khalil for realization of unity on the ground.
He further revealed that five SPLM delegates led by Abdalaziz Alhilo have joined the Sudan official delegation to Doha negotiations.