Assistant of the President of the Republic, Dr. Faisal Hassan Ibrahim, has affirmed the government keenness to move forward in the peaceful negotiations with the holding out groups with the aspirations to reach a sustainable peace in the Two Areas and Darfur. Dr. Faisal who received Sunday at the Republican Palace the EU Ambassador to Sudan, Jean-Michel Dumond, has welcomed holding of the unofficial consultations between the government and the non- signatories of peace agreement which are scheduled to begin Monday in Berlin. The Director of the Foreign Ministry's European Department, Ambassador Khaled Musa, said in a press statement that Dr. Faisal has briefed the EU Ambassador on the government policies and the efforts being exerted to maintain peace and stability in Darfur, adding that Darfur became safe after the firearms' collection campaigns. He underlined that Dr. Faisal has explained to the EU official the political process in the country besides, the implementation of the National Dialogue's outcome, noting that the elections will be held the fixed time. Ambassador Musa underlined that the meeting also discussed Sudan -EU cooperation and the current developments in the country. He said the EU Ambassador has briefed the Assistant of the President on the EU efforts to support the development process, specially in Darfur, water harvest, refuges and food security issues. Meanwhile, the EU diplomat said he reviewed with Dr. Faisal Sudan and EU cooperation, adding that peace and stability in Sudan and the region is a priority for this dialogue. The EU Ambassador has expressed hope that the dialogue between the government and the non-signatories of peace agreements will lead to a permanent cessation of hostilities in Sudan to achieve development.