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Sudan, Chad agree to normalize ties

March 9, 2007 (KHARTOUM) — Sudan and Chad have agreed to normalize bilateral relations, the Sudanese TV reported on Friday night.

This came during a tripartite meeting with was held in Tehran with the mediation of the Iranian foreign minister, and participation of the Sudanese presidential advisor, Mustafa Osman Ismail, and the Chadian foreign minister, Ahmat Allam-mi.

In a press conference held in Chad, the two sides expressed their determination to jointly coordinate for the sake of cooperation between the two countries.

On February 22, neighbours Sudan and Chad pledged in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, to redouble efforts to end border violence being fuelled by Darfur’s conflict, concluding their third agreement in 12 months to end hostilities and respect each other’s sovereignty.

Libyan Gaddafi has pressed Chad and Sudan to settle their differences as part of efforts to bring peace to Darfur, where an estimated 200,000 people have been killed and 2.5 million people have been driven from their homes since 2003.

(ST)