The Sudanese government and east Sudan rebels have signed a ceasefire deal following talks in the Eritrean capital, Asmara, Aljazeera
reported June 19, 2006:
The two sides on Monday also agreed on a set of principles for negotiating a full peace agreement.
The deals were signed by Mustafa Osman Ismail, a Sudanese presidential adviser, and Musa Mohamed Ahmed, the head of the Eastern Front.
"We are only at the beginning of the road, we have a long way to go," Ismail said.
"The Eastern Front will continue discussions for a lasting peaceful settlement," added Ahmed.
The talks began on June 13 after Omar al-Beshir, the Sudanese president, and his Eritrean counterpart, Assaias Afeworki, held a rare meeting in Khartoum, which analysts believe boosted the chances of a truce.