RYA OnBoard Operations Officer Cat Ferguson said: "This is the second year RYA OnBoard has teamed up with the JMST
to run this scheme, which is aimed at helping ambitious young sailors to progress in the sport.
The Qataris, in close coordination with the UN/AU Joint Mediation Support Team (JMST
), worked to engage the major stakeholder groups in the talks.
On Thursday 27 and Friday 28 August 2009, the out-going JSR will be in Khartoum to take leave of Sudanese officials, Heads of UN missions (UNMIS, UNCT, JMST
, TDRA) and Heads of diplomatic missions accredited to Sudan.
UNAMID aimed in the discussions today to "encourage JEM to privilege negotiations as the only way for conflict resolution." The UNAMID delegation included Political Affairs, Humanitarian, military and Security officials, and a representative from the Joint Mediation Support Team (JMST
The sessions of the meeting were attended only by the panel members, the experts, resource persons, and UNAMID and JMST
Sabdrat told a UNAMID delegation and representatives from the Joint Mediation Support Team (JMST
) that the release of rebels involved in an attack on the capital last May "was a goodwill gesture from the Government of Sudan, in honour of the Emir of Qatar's recent visit." He further stressed that both the UNAMID and the JMST
would be "involved in the release of next batches of prisoners as the talks progress." JEM spokesperson, Ahmed Hussein Adam yesterday told Sudan Tribune that they were in contact with the UNAMID on the exchange of prisoners as it was provided for by the goodwill agreement.