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PRESS RELEASE NO. 47
7th ROUND OF THE INTER-SUDANESE PEACE TALKS
OF THE CONFLICT IN DARFUR
Head of the AU Mediation Team Meets With the Sudanese Vice-President
As part of his continued engagements with the African Union Mediation, the Sudanese Movements and other stakeholders in the Darfur Peace Process in Abuja, the Vice-President of the Republic of The Sudan, H.E. Ali Ousman Mohammad Taha, yesterday evening, met with the Head of the African Union Mediation Team, Ambassador Sam B. Ibok.
The Vice-President briefed Ambassador Ibok on the progress so far made in his series of consultations with the Sudanese Movements.
There were also exchanges on matters relating to the ongoing negotiations on an enhanced Ceasefire Agreement and final Security Arrangements, developments in Chad and on how best to sustain the current momentum for a speedy conclusion of the Talks.
Vice-President Taha pledged his continued support to the AU Mediation, adding that he remained committed to help expedite the negotiations.
It is to be recalled that the Sudanese Vice-President only recently had two consultation sessions with the AU Special Envoy and Chief Mediator, Dr Salim Ahmed Salim. Also yesterday, he received in audience Minister Ablassé Ouedraogo and Ambassador Boubou Niang, who have been coordinating the Wealth Sharing negotiations in Abuja. There was an exchange of ideas on how to overcome the outstanding issues in the draft Wealth Sharing Protocol.
Abuja, 18 April 2006
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