The European Union (EU) stressed Saturday the need to initiate a national dialogue to solve the Darfur crisis.
The EU stance comes after it expressed its deep concern about the continued increase in numbers of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in refugee camps.
In a two-day visit, EU ambassadors visited development and humanitarian projects in food and water supply, democracy and rule of law, education, health services and sanitation.
The ambassadors also exchanged views with government officials, the Darfur Regional Authority, Sudanese civil society and international organisations and the internally displaced people in the Kalma camp.
The EU Head of Delegation to Sudan, Tomas Ulicny said there is “no military solution for the conflict in Darfur”. Both sides in the conflict should contribute to an inclusive dialogue, he added.
Ulicny added that the talks are a crucial step “needed to restore peace” in the area, to reduce the civilian suffering of around two million IDPs.
The EU ambassadors also called on all active Sudanese parties to cooperate and “fight impunity, improve access and reduce counter-productive travel restrictions for the international agencies”.