Khartoum - The Panel of Experts of the Darfur Sanctions Committee, in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 1591, acknowledged that the arms collection
process in Sudan in general and Darfur in particular led to a significant improvement in the security situation in Darfur.
The visit to Sudan is an official visit to discuss the situation and developments in the peace process in Darfur, especially after the weapons collection process in the region, said Thomas Edo, coordinator of the expert committee; to visit Darfur to find out about the situation there after the process of collecting weapons.
For his part, said the Commissioner-General of the Commission on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration,(DDR) Lieutenant General Salah Al-Tayeb said the Committee stood by the great improvement in the situation in Darfur and the current situation now after the process of collecting weapons.
He added that the delegation stressed the improvement in Darfur and that they would stand by themselves during their visit to Darfur within the framework of this visit, stressing that the committee is visiting periodically to Sudan to follow up the situation in Darfur and that it has stood on the programs of the Commission regarding the project of collecting weapons.
Salah Al-Tayeb said that the High Commission for Arms Collection is continuing and that it is operating all over Sudan. He stressed the importance of activating the regional mechanism which includes Sudan, Chad, Libya, Central Africa and some countries to limit the proliferation of weapons.
He said that the process of collecting weapons would not exclude a party, tribe or area, but rather a comprehensive operation