SECRETARY-GENERAL CONCERNED BY REBEL MOVEMENT ON CHAD-SUDAN BORDER

1 April 2008
SG/SM/11489-AFR/1672

SECRETARY-GENERAL CONCERNED BY REBEL MOVEMENT ON CHAD-SUDAN BORDER

1 April 2008
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11489 AFR/1672
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL CONCERNED BY REBEL MOVEMENT ON CHAD-SUDAN BORDER

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the situation on the Chad-Sudan border:

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned by reports of continued movement of rebel groups across the Chadian-Sudanese border and by the possibility that these groups may launch cross-border attacks.  The Secretary-General calls on the Governments of Chad and Sudan to uphold their commitments under the 13 March Dakar Accord and to make every effort to ensure that rebel groups do not use their territory as a staging ground for incursions.

The Secretary-General calls on the Contact Group, established under the Dakar Accord, to work with the parties in facilitating the implementation of the Accord and reminds the parties that the United Nations stands ready to do everything within its capacity to assist them in stabilizing the border region.

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