Press Statement
Robert Wood
Acting Department Spokesman, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
April 30, 2009

The United States calls on all parties to the conflict in Darfur to join the Doha peace talks immediately and to cease all provocations and violent actions in Darfur. An interim ceasefire is within reach, one which will allow the armed movements and the Government of Sudan to achieve a comprehensive solution that includes security, individual compensation, wealth-sharing, respect for land rights and political participation by all the people of Darfur. The United States continues to support the work of United Nations-African Union Joint Chief Mediator Bassolé. The United States further welcomes the Libya-mediated and Qatari-sponsored bilateral talks in Doha between Sudan and Chad as a positive step forward and calls on the two countries to end all support for cross-border violence. The United States stands ready to support peace efforts aimed at ending the conflict in Darfur and promoting regional stability.

PRN: 2009/402