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09DOHA298 2009-05-05 12:18:00 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Doha
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SUDAN AND CHAD CALL FOR FORCE TO IMPLEMENT PEACE

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					  UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 DOHA 000298 

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PHUM LY SU CD QA
SUBJECT: SUDAN AND CHAD CALL FOR FORCE TO IMPLEMENT PEACE
AGREEMENTS

REF: 2008 DAKAR 350

DOHA 00000298 001.5 OF 003


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KEY POINTS
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-- The Sudanese Foreign Minister and the Minister of
International Cooperation of Chad met in Doha April 29-May 3
to discuss the normalization of relations between them.
Senior officials from Qatar and Libya mediated the
discussions.

-- The parties signed an accord (full text para 5) agreeing
to refrain from interfering in one another's internal
affairs, from the threat or use of force, and to halt hostile
media campaigns against the other.

-- The parties requested that the contact group established
by the Dakar Accord of 2008 (see reftel) hold an emergency
meeting to formulate a plan to deploy border monitors between
the two countries. They also asked that Qatar be added as a
member of the contact group.

-- The parties agreed to hold a summit between the presidents
of Chad and Sudan in Tripoli at an unspecified date in the
future.

End Key Points.

1.(SBU) Mousa Faki Mohamed, Minister of Foreign Relations of the
Republic of Chad, and Al-Tijani Saleh Fidail, Minister of
International Cooperation of the Republic of Sudan, met in
Doha April 29-May 3 to discuss the normalization of relations
between the two countries. Qatari PM/FM Hamad bin Jassim Al
Thani, Libyan FM Mousa Mohamed Kousa, and Qatari Minister of
State Ahmed Al-Mahmoud participated in the meetings.

2.(SBU) The meetings resulted in the issuance of the Doha Accord,
in which they agreed to refrain from interfering in each
other's internal affairs and from waging hostile media
campaigns against the other. They also agreed to abstain
from the threat or use of force in their bilateral relations.

3.(SBU) The parties noted that the lack of an enforcement
mechanism had prevented the effective implementation of their
previous agreements. They called upon the contact group
established under the Dakar Accord of 2008 (see reftel) to
convene an emergency meeting to forge a plan for the
immediate deployment of monitors and joint protection forces
along their common border. They also recognized the
effectiveness of Qatar's efforts to bring about a
comprehensive peace to the region and asked that it be added
as a member of the contact group.

4.(SBU) Finally, the parties agreed to hold in Libya a summit
between the Presidents of their respective countries on a
mutually agreed-upon future date.

5.(SBU) Below is an unofficial Government of Qatar translation of
the text of the Accord:

Within the framework of the good offices of His Highness
Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar
and his brother leader Muammar Al-Gadhafi, leader of the
revolution in the great Socialist People's Libyan Arab
Jamahiriya, Chairman of the African Union with the aim of:

-- The normalization of relations between the Republic of
Chad and the Republic of Sudan, and the consolidation of the
fraternal relations between them,

-- The actual implementation of what has been agreed upon
between the two countries in the previous agreements,
particularly Tripoli Accord, signed on 8 February 2006,
Khartoum Framework Agreement and its additional Protocols,
signed on 28 August 2006, Riyadh Accord, signed on 3 May
2007, and Dakar Agreement, signed on 13 March 2008,

-- The creation of an atmosphere of confidence and
appropriate conditions for the convening of Tripoli Summit in
Libya between the Presidents of the two countries,

And with the participation of H. E. Sheikh Hamad bin
Jassim bin Jabor Al-Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of

DOHA 00000298 002.2 OF 003


Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar, and in the presence of


H. E. Mr. Mousa Muhammad Kousa, the Secretary General of the
People's General Committee for Foreign Communication and
International Cooperation in the Great Socialist People's
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, and H. E. Mr. Ahmed bin Abdulla
Al-Mahmoud, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Member
of the Cabinet of the State of Qatar,

Met in Doha, in the period 29th of April - 3rd of May
2009, a delegation from the Republic of Chad, led by H. E.
Mr. Moussa Faki Mohamed, Minister of Foreign Relations, with
a delegation from the Republic of Sudan, led by H. E. Mr.
Al-Tijani Saleh Fidail, Minister of International
Cooperation, and they agreed on the following:

-- (1) The two parties undertake to expedite implementing
what has been agreed upon in the above-mentioned agreements
with a view to restoring the climate of confidence and
good-neighborliness between the two countries.

-- (2) The two parties affirm their determination to abstain
from interfering in the internal affairs of each other and
that none of the parties shall render support to any armed
force which is opposed to the other party and that they shall
seek to fully implement the above-mentioned agreements
concluded between them, and also those agreements the signing
of which they witnessed and for which they acted as
guarantors.

-- (3) Each of the parties pledges to refrain from the use
of or threat of force against the other.

-- (4) The two parties pledge to reactivate their diplomatic
relations in a manner that serves the interests of their
brotherly peoples.

-- (5) The two parties request the Contact Group emanating
from the Dakar Accord to meet in an emergency manner to adopt
and implement a plan of action on the completion of the
immediate deployment of border monitoring teams and their
joint protection forces. The two parties recommend that the
State of Qatar be added to the Contact Group due to its
effective efforts aimed at the realization of peace in the
region, and also call for installing new monitoring posts by
the two parties for conducting surveillance if that is deemed
necessary. They also advise the States sponsoring the
present Agreement to exert their efforts for the prompt
securing of financial and logistical support in order to
facilitate the implementation of monitors' and protection
forces' mission for a one renewable year if need arises.

-- (6) The two parties confirm their commitment to put an
end to hostile media campaigns and to encourage positive
media discourse conducive to the consolidation of the ties of
brotherhood and reconciliation.

-- (7) The two parties and the Mediation shall agree on a
date for convening the above-mentioned Summit in Tripoli.

-- (8) In case that any difference arises between the two
parties concerning the interpretation of the provisions
hereof, the two parties shall refer that difference to the
Mediation on order to find a solution thereto.

-- (9) This agreement shall be effective as soon as it is
signed by the two parties.

The two parties have expressed their appreciation of the
efforts made by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa
Al-Thani and brother leader Muammar Al-Gadhafi and their role
in the effoerts aimed at the normalization of relations
between the two sisterly countries.

The two parties have also expressed their appreciation
of the efforts exerted by the State of Qatar in hosting this
meeting, which resulted in the issuance of this Agreement.

Done in Doha on the Eighth of Jummada Al-Awla 1430 AH,
corresponding to the 3rd of May, 2009. In Arabic and French
languages, each text is equally authentic.

/s/

Moussa Faki Mohamed

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Minister of Foreign Relations of Republic of Chad

Dr. Al-Tijani Saleh Fidail
Minister of International Cooperation of the Republic of the
Sudan

Mousa Mohamed Kousa
Secretary General of the People's General Committee on
Foreign Communication and International Cooperation in the
Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

Ahmed bin Abdulla Al-Mahmoud
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Member of Cabinet
of the State of Qatar
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