Doha:(QNA: 23/9/2013): The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs H E Ahmed bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud chaired the first meeting of the board of directors of Darfur Rehabilitation and Development Fund at Ritz-Carlton Hotel yesterday.
Al Mahmoud emphasised the commitment of the international community to implement the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur and exert efforts to transfer from a stage of relief and humanitarian operations to a stage of sustainable development and reconstruction.
He said that the meeting also comes as a result of the international community’s support and financial pledges at Donors’ Conference for Reconstruction and Development in Darfur in Doha this April.
The meeting reviewed achievements within the framework of the development strategy in Darfur, funding mechanism, functions of the board of directors and of the Board of Directors Secretariat, needs of the Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) and short- and long-term projects.
Sudan, the DRA, the African Union–United Nations Mission in Darfur, the UN, the UK, China, Turkey, Germany and Brazil along with Qatar are taking part in the meeting.