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Sudan: Peace Negotiations

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 3 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the outcome was of the recent meeting in Geneva between Abdul Wahid al-Nur of the Sudanese Liberation Movement and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council. (197250)

On 18 March in Geneva, the African Union (AU) and UN envoys for the Darfur political process and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council agreed with Abdul Wahid al-Nur, president of the Sudan Liberation Movement, on the need to strengthen security in Darfur, notably through the deployment of the UN and AU mission and on the importance of normalising regional relations to build a sustainable political solution to the Darfur crisis.

The participants made clear to Abdul Wahid al-Nur that he needed to commit fully to the AU/UN-led process including agreeing to a cessation of hostilities and talks through the AU-UN with the Government of Sudan.