Thursday, October 06, 2005

Sudanese minister, British ambassador Ian Cliff discuss Darfur crisis

According to an unsourced article at the Sudan Tribune today, the minister of cabinet affairs, Deng Alor Kuol, met the British ambassador to Sudan 5 Oct 2005 to discuss the situation in Darfur at political, security and services levels and the need to resolve the crisis under the Government of National Unity.

Ways of including the SPLM [new Government of South Sudan] in the Darfur peace talks were also discussed.

The meeting stressed how important it was to implement the peace agreement signed between the government and the SPLM and how to handle negative reactions sparked off by the report of the Abyei Border Demarcation Commission. [Note previous post at Sudan Watch re Janjaweed and Abyei Boundary Commission report]

They also discussed arrangements for the visit to the country by the EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, Javier Solana, early next week to discuss a number of issues related to stages of the implementation of the peace agreement.

Presumably this is part of Tony Blair's 5-point plan that he personally delivered to Khartoum 6 October 2005.


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