Ban welcomes Sudan-Chad peace agreement
( dpa )- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday welcomed the signing of a peace agreement between Sudan and Chad, whose relations have suffered over a border feud and a rebellion aimed at overthrowing the Chadian government.
The signing of the peace agreement in Dakar, Senegal, on Thursday was made possible under the auspices of Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade.
Ban said in a statement that he was encouraged by the "stated determination and commitment (of Sudan and Chad) to normalize their bilateral relations."
He urged the two neighbours to "remain steadfast in their resolve to restore peace and stability along their shared border, as this would contribute to wider stability in the region as a whole."
"The UN remains supportive of the ongoing regional peace efforts, and looks forward to working closely with all parties concerned to ensure the full and speedy implementation of the Dakar agreement," Ban said.
Chad had accused Sudan of harbouring rebels that crossed the border and attacked its capital N'Djamena last month in attempt to overthrow the government.