UN and AU to host meeting in Libya

The United Nations and African Union host a meeting in Tripoli on Sunday to evaluate the troubled peace process in Sudan’s war-torn Darfur.

UN and AU to host meeting in Libya
The United Nations and African Union host a meeting in Tripoli on Sunday to evaluate the troubled peace process in Sudan’s war-torn Darfur.

The meeting aims to unify competing peace plans and set the stage for negotiations, UN Sudan envoy Jan Eliasson told AFP.

Eliasson and his AU counterpart, Salim Ahmed Salim, have led four recent missions to Sudan and had numerous contacts with rebel groups and neighbouring countries.

Last week, following their latest mission, Eliasson expressed optimism that “the moment of truth” for Darfur was approaching. He said invitations for final negotiations could be sent out as early as September.

“I think the next month or two are going to be absolutely crucial for the future of Darfur,” Eliasson said on Saturday.

The AU said Salim has extracted a commitment from rebel chief Khalil Ibrahim of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) “to take part in all future negotiations aimed at completing the process of creating a final and lasting peace in Darfur.”



AFP

Güncelleme Tarihi: 15 Temmuz 2007, 13:10
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