Central Darfur Governor Mohamed Ahmed Gad Elsid and the Political Counsellor at the US embassy in Khartoum Wales Ryan paid a visit to Golo in Central Darfur state to inspect the security and humanitarian situation in the area which hosts IDPs camp and UNAMID new site.
In a press statement Ryan pledged to provide humanitarian assistance to the war affected civilians and to support the IDPs voluntary return programme.
Gad Elsid urged the United States to put pressure on the holdout armed groups to join the negotiating table in order to achieve stability and development.
The governor further stressed the keenness of his government to ensure the success of the agricultural season and encourage the IDPs to return to their areas of origin by opening tracks, securing villages and areas of production and take measures to avoid friction between the pastoralists and farmers.
The statement said the U.S. Chargé d’affaires would visit soon the Central Darfur state.
He noted that he had visited the city of Golo, a local village in the middle of Jebel Marra, headed by a high delegation from the embassy, to find out the reality of the security and humanitarian conditions in Jebel Marra, and have been assured of the stability of the region.
Central Darfur Governor, welcomed the United States cooperation in the peace process and stability in Darfur.
Gad Elsid said that the stability of the security situation is due to the collection of weapons, and that the government bears full responsibility for the protection of its citizens, but does not resist any effort and assistance that contribute to restoring security and stability to the region.
He called on the United States and the international community to put more pressure on the anti-peace movements to sit at the negotiating table so that the people of the state can enjoy stability and development.
He stressed the keenness of his government to ensure the success of the agricultural season and encourage displaced people to return to their areas of origin, opening tracks and paths and securing villages and areas of production and take action to avoid friction between the sponsor and the farmer.