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Press Statement
Adam Ereli, Deputy Spokesman
Washington, DC
September 25, 2003


Sudan: Agreement on Security Arrangements

The United States applauds the agreement on security arrangements reached in Naivasha, Kenya between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A). The United States hails this agreement as a significant step toward a final comprehensive settlement. We salute the extraordinary courage shown by both Sudanese Vice President Ali Uthman Taha and SPLM/A Chairman John Garang in crafting this agreement. We urge the parties to maintain this momentum toward a final peace deal.

The United States will continue to work tirelessly with Kenyan mediator Lazaro Sumbeiywo and both parties to resolve the remaining issues and bring the peace process to fruition. We have urged both leaders to capitalize on this historic achievement and negotiate the remaining details of a final peace accord. Both sides have committed publicly to bring the process to closure as rapidly as possible.


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