SUDAN WATCH: Sudan welcomes Libyan role in eastern Sudan Peace Talks Eritrea June 13

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Sudan welcomes Libyan role in eastern Sudan Peace Talks Eritrea June 13

Presidential Advisor Mustafa Osman Ismail said that Sudan welcomed Libya's role to try and bring about a peaceful settlement to eastern Sudan crisis, Sudan Tribune reported today. Excerpt:
He said that Sudan affirmed that the government of national unity was ready to go to Eritrea and embark in talks with the concerned parties as was agreed upon during Vice-President Ali Osman Taha's recent visit to Eritrea.

Signing of procedural accord for eastern Sudan

Photo: The signing of the procedural arrangements for eastern Sudan peace talks, Asmara, May 25, 2006 (ERINA)

The Sudanese government and the rebel Eastern Front Thursday 25 May signed in the Eritrean capital an agreement on the procedural arrangements for their coming negotiations. The parties agreed to start talks on June 13.

The agreement called on Eritrea to play the role of the mediator in the coming negotiations between the two parties.

Sudan during long time insisted on the Libyan mediation for the Eastern Sudan peace talks. It accepted the Eritrean mediation last April and since different measures adopted to prepare the talks in Asmara.
Further reading

Feb 28 2006 UN says Eritrea, Libya, Chad supply arms to Sudan's Darfur rebels and SPLM/A provided training and arms to SLM/A

Apr 26 2006 Sudan Tribune - Officials to Eritrea to prepare for East Sudan talks

May 14 2006 Letter to Editor of The Arab American News - Darfur, Eritrea and "the road to peace in the Horn of Africa runs through Asmara..."

Jun 1 2006 Reuters: Sudan asks for more African troops in Darfur-Libya

Jun 2 2006 Sudan Tribune Libya's Gaddafi warns of NATO intervention if Chad and Sudan don't return to normal

Jun 4 2006 Sudan Tribune (Khartoum) Rebels reject NDA participation in Eastern Sudan talks - Eastern rebels rejected the participation of the National Democratic Alliance in the expected peace talks with the Sudanese government within two weeks, saying that their former ally is now part of the national unity government.

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