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Chad’s Deby says talks with Sudan mean to improve internal stability

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January 1, 2010 (NDJAMENA) — Chad’s President Idriss Deby Itno called on rebels groups to lay down their arms and return home saying he engaged talks with Sudan to promote political stability in his country.

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Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno greets the crowd on May 13, 2009 on the Independence Plazza in Ndjamena (Getty Images)

President Deby in a New Year speech today said he is resolved to end war with rebel groups who are based in Sudan. He said wants Chad meaning other thing that "war, aggression, poverty and uncertain future."

"That is why we deploy so much effort into increasing initiatives to enable us to live in peace within our borders and deal with all our neighbors," he stressed.

Speaking about the recent breakthrough with Sudan, Deby said "despite the burdens of Darfur crisis, we resumed talks with Sudan."

Chad and Sudan agreed last month to implement a security deal aiming to monitoring the border and to evacuate the rebel groups far from it. Joint committee will meet next week in Ndjamena to discuss the details of troops’ deployment.

The recent move has been hailed by Washington which had attempted to convince Deby to push Darfur rebels to take part in Darfur peace talks.

The improvement of bilateral talks is seen as crucial to end the six year conflict in Darfur.

Amin Hassan Omer, the head of government negotiating team lastweek welcomed the Chadian participation in the peace talks saying the Doha process aims also to improve relations between the two countries.

He added that the mediation expressed optimism that improved relations between the two countries will reflect positively on the negotiations.

The Chadian Consul in Khartoum said Sudan had evacuated rebels to 400 kilometers from the border adding Ndjamena would ban the activities of the Sudanese rebels inside Chad.

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  • 2 January 2010 04:27, by Majang

    for surely EAST North Africa need peace.why is it only the east north Africa always fighting each Others?iam still wandering about that.we need better leaders who are not killers or Corrupted like Basher who is not yet satisfied on killing Darforian.now he must except peace with the Chadian President Idriss,in order to bring peace to both Regions. there must be peace in these Countries,e.g SUDAN,ETHIOPIA,ERETRIA,KENYA,UGANDA,RWANDA,BURUNDI,CONGO DRC,CHAD THESE COUNTRIES need changes within their leadership. I pray may God help them.

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    • 2 January 2010 04:44, by Dinka Boy

      Mr Majang,

      The Chad and Sudan border has become the hidding place whereby Bashier deploy his soldiers in the bounder to attack Darfurians and Abyei people.
      The Khartoum governmnet caused instability in the above areas and to Chad people. Bashier is the criminal who caused insecurity with neighboring countries.

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      • 2 January 2010 07:52, by telfajbago

        Deby forget about Washington and deal with Khartoum with the hypocrisy that they deserve, it’s Washington that put pressure on Minni to sign the DPA, and today your next of kin is crying in Khartoum like vagabond, nevertheless, those who pushed him they are not raising an eye brow to assist him. We Africa must first have confidence on ourselves and then see where our interest lay before thinking to please an outsider.

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