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Press Statement
Sean McCormack, Spokesman
Washington, DC
August 16, 2007


Support for Northern Uganda/LRA Peace Talks

We welcome progress between the parties to the Juba peace negotiations toward agreement on general principles of accountability and reconciliation, a critical part of the peace process. We encourage the parties to continue working with the long-suffering people of Uganda to build consensus around those principles as the basis for lasting peace. We urge the parties to undertake the agreed consultations on the mechanisms of accountability and reconciliation as part of agenda item three, to reconvene in Juba, and to expedite an agreement on the final two steps of the peace process.

The United States remains committed to justice and reconciliation; humanitarian, recovery, and redevelopment assistance to the people living in LRA-affected areas; and effective reintegration of former abductees and ex-combatants. We continue to support the mediation efforts of the Government of South Sudan, the efforts of UN Special Envoy Joachim Chissano, and the participation of the international observers to the process.

2007/698


Released on August 16, 2007

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