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DAKAR AGREEMENT BETWEEN CHAD AND SUDAN SIGNED IN DAKAR (Senegal) ON 13 MARCH 2008

We,

Idriss Deby Itno,
President of the Republic of Chad

Omar Hassan al-Bashir,
President of the Republic of Sudan

To put a definitive end to disputes between our two countries, restore peace and security in the sub-region, we agree as follows:

1. Resolve before our peers and the representatives of the international community to make peace and normalize relations between our two countries;

2. Reiterate respect our previous commitments, including the Tripoli Agreement of 8 February 2006, the framework agreement in Khartoum and its additional protocols of the August 28, 2006, declaration of Cannes from February 15, 2007 and the agreement of Riyadh May 3, 2007.

In order to implement effectively these agreements, we call upon the international community in general and in particular on Libya, Congo, Senegal, Gabon, Chad, the CEN-SAD, the ECCAS and the African Union to take all necessary steps towards the establishment of the force of peace and security to ensure and observe the joint operations security of the common border;

3. Agree in this regard to set up a contact group which meets once a month in one of the capitals of member countries of the group. It is composed of the Foreign Ministers of the countries listed in paragraph 2 or any designated representative for this purpose. The contact group is charged with the follow-up, the implementation in good faith of this agreement and the monitoring of possible violations. It is co-chaired by Libya and the Congo;

4. We solemnly pledge to ban all activities of armed groups and to prevent the use of our respective territories for the destabilization of any of our States;

5. Express our sincere thanks and deep appreciation to His Excellency Maitre Abdoulaye Wade, President of the Republic of Senegal, Chairman of the 11th Islamic Summit Session, for the efforts he has deployed so that reign Peace, security, stability and cooperation between the two countries in the sub region and the entire African continent;

6. Also express our deep appreciation to His Excellency, the President El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba for his tireless efforts for harmony and peace in the sub-region;

7. Finally, thanks to their presence and contribution, the group of observers, in particular the United Nations Secretary General.

Was signed and initialed in Dakar (Senegal) on March 13, 2008:

PARTIES AND FACILITATORS

His Excellency Idriss Déby Itno
President of the Republic of Chad

His Excellency Omar Hassan al-Bashir
President of the Republic of Sudan

His Excellency Abdoulaye Wade
President of the Republic of Senegal

His Excellency El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba
President of the Gabonese Republic

For the current Chairman of African Union
HE Jakaya Kikwete

His Excellency Alpha Oumar Konare, Chairperson of the African Union Commission

In the presence of:

- The European Union
- The United States of America
- The France
- The United Nations Secretary General
- The Secretary General of OIC

(Transilation from French Langauge by SudanTribune.com)

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