Chad denies involvement in Sudan's Darfour fighting

N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- Chadian President Idriss Deby has denied claims that his country was involved in the conflict between the Sudan Liberation Movement and the Sudanese government in the Darfur border region.
In a report devoted to Deby's brief visit to Khartoum, the pro-government daily, Le progres, quoted the president as insisting his country had noting to do with the on-going clashes between the SLM/A and government forces.
"What interest does Chad and Chadians have by destabilising Sudan, a brotherly country with whom we have many things in common,?" asked Deby.
"I formally and categorically state that Chad has undertaken no action against Sudan and no such action will originate from Chad against Sudan," the paper quoted him as saying.
Sources close to the presidency said a Sudanese government delegations is expected in N'djamena within the next few hours to discuss the conflict in the western Sudanese region of Darfur, which started last February.

14 december 2003 21:15:00

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