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Security Council press statement on darfur
The following press statement on Darfur was read out today by Council President Pascal Gayama ( Congo):
The members of the Security Council welcome the substantial progress made by the Special Envoys [Jan Eliasson for the United Nations and Salim Ahmed Salim for the African Union] at Arusha on Darfur. That progress builds on the momentum generated by the meeting held in Tripoli on 13 July 2007 and the adoption of Security Council resolution 1769 (2007). The Council continues to stress the importance of pursuing the political and peacekeeping tracks simultaneously.
The members of the Security Council now call on all parties to move from pre-negotiations to negotiations as soon as possible and to demonstrate their commitment to the political process through concrete actions, in particular a cessation of hostilities.
The members also call on all key movement leaders to enter and participate in the AU-UN process.
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