Libyan envoy Abdel Salam el-Treiki arrives in Khartoum to try to defuse tensions between Sudan and Chad
Libyan envoy Abdel Salam el-Treiki said he delivered a letter to President Bashir from the Libyan leader and revealed that he was in Chad before coming to Sudan and held talks along the same lines with the Chadian leader.
The envoy said the two leaders have agreed that the Monitoring Committee formed by virtue of the Tripoli Agreement and the border monitors continue their work. He said he felt the Sudan and Chad were committed to improving relations and expressed hopes that a meeting will soon be held between the two countries at ministerial levels.
The envoy also held talks with Sudan's foreign minister who said that Sudan had tried to send an envoy to Chad recently but Chad was not welcoming. "We will not try again," said the minister. Minister Akol further said that the AU Peace and Security Council turned down Chad's accusations on Sudan.
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Darfur rebels briefly occupy Sudan embassy in Chad
Apr 18 2006Reuters report excerpt:
JEM leader Khalil Ibrahim earlier said he had taken control of the embassy. "We are speaking from within the embassy of Sudan," he told Reuters in Cairo by telephone. "It's under my full control."
A member of Sudanese government delegation in Abuja, said the rebels had attacked the embassy and that they had stolen equipment including mobile phones. "They assaulted the building and attacked the charge d'affaires ... Then the Libyan authorities came to the embassy and took control. They've raised the Libyan flag on the embassy because they are representing Sudanese interests," he said.