Tuesday, April 06, 2004

Sudan: peace talks close to successful end

The mediator of the Kenya peace talks has said that the government of Sudan and the SPLA/M have settled two of the three outstanding issues.
"There has been very good progress, they have agreed on packages on power-sharing and the conflict areas [Abyei, Nuba Mountains and Southern Blue Nile]," Lazaro Sumbeiywo told AFP by phone Tuesday from venue of the negotiations in Naivasha, northwest of Nairobi.

"But they have asked for four to five days in order to sign something. Now what is remaining are details on security arrangements (during a post-war interim period) and implementation modalities," added Sumbeiywo, who declined to divulge the details of the agreements.

..."Of course in these kind of talks, by experience, it is when it has been signed that one is to say things are finished," the official added.
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SPLA/M = Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement