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UK Blair hails Libyan leader efforts for Darfur peace

Dec 22, 2006 (TRIPOLI) — The British Prime Minister has praised Libya’s effort to find a lasting peace in the Sudan troubled Darfur region, noting his keenness to maintain contact on this difficult issue, Tony Blair said in a letter to Muammar Gadhafi.

UK Blair expressed extreme content over the continued and candid exchange of views regarding the situation in Darfur, stressing the common concern and [the fact] that all sides bear the responsibility of the deteriorating situating there.

Gadhafi has received a letter from Blair in response to a letter sent earlier by the Libyan leader over the situation in Darfur.

The British prime minister agreed the Libyan leader on the need for an immediate cease-ire and the resumption of the political process. He, moreover, stressed the need to convince the Sudanese government to accept the international offer of support and cooperate with the international community.

He said “We do not want to take new measures to tackle this problem.” He also emphasized the need to commit to the Addis Ababa and Abuja agreements.

(ST)