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Agreement between Chad and Sudan

Norway aligned itself with an EU declaration on the agreement between Chad and Sudan, published in Brussels and in Vienna on 13 February 2006.

14/02/2006 :: The European Union welcomes the agreement signed by the Presidents of Chad and of Sudan on 8 February 2006 at the Summit Conference held in Tripoli, chaired by the President of the African Union, Denis Sassou N’guesso, and the leader of Libya, Muammar Al Kaddafi.

After the tensions following the attack on the town of Adre by Chadian rebels on 18 December 2005, the European Union sees this agreement as an important step towards the restoration of a climate of confidence and cooperation between the two countries. The European Union appeals to both parties to honour this agreement, in particular their commitment to refrain from hosting rebel forces of the other party on their respective territory.

The European Union also welcomes the Tripoli Declaration on the situation between Chad and the Sudan as an expression of the willingness of the countries in the region to remain seized of the matter and to support the implementation of the agreement.

The European Union hopes the agreement will contribute to progress in the on-going Abuja talks with a view to reaching an early resolution of the conflict in Darfur.

The Acceding Countries Bulgaria and Romania, the Candidate Countries Turkey, Croatia* and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia*, the Countries of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidates Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro, and the EFTA countries Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, members of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova align themselves with this declaration.

* Croatia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia continue to be part of the Stabilisation and Association Process.

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