Sudan, Chad sign peace agreement in Tripoli
Sudan-Chad, Politics, 2/9/2006
Sudan and Chad signed a peace agreement that ends the crisis between the two countries especially in Darfur district which borders Chad. The agreement was reached in conclusion of a mini African summit in Tripoli, Libya on Wednesday evening.
The agreement which was signed by the Sudanese president Omar Hassan al-Bashir and the president of Chad, Idris Deibi, stated the resumption of relations between the two countries and opening a consulates and prevention the use of their lands in destructive activities targeting the sovereignty of the lands of the other, and preventing the settlement of rebel elements on the lands of the two sides."
The agreement also stated to form "a ministerial committee to be chaired by Libya and to discuss peaceful solution and setting up a commission for gathering information on the ground and forming a peace force, and halting media campaigns between the two countries, and not to provide support for the gunmen in the two countries."
The Sudan and Chad presidents welcomed the agreement and vowed to implement it. President Bashir said in statements he made in conclusions of the summit "I confirm that this effort is appreciated by Sudan which will abide by the agreement and materialize it."
For his part, the president of Chad considered that this agreement will enable the two countries to restore back their relations.
Relations between Sudan and Chad witnessed grave deterioration in recent months. In December 2005 Chad announced a "state of war" with Sudan and accused it of attempting to "destabilize it" and of supporting Chad rebels opposing president Deibi.
Together with the presidents of Chad and Sudan, the summit which was presided over by Libya's leader Muammar al-Qathafi, was also attended by the presidents of Congo republic, the current President of the African Union, and president of central Africa and the chairman of the African Union commission Alfa Omar Konari.
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