Sudan, Uganda begin negotiations on military accord renewal

Published December 2nd, 2002 - 02:00 GMT

Sudan and Uganda started talks in Khartoum Sunday to renew a military accord that allows Kampala's forces to track down Ugandan rebels inside Sudan, Sudanese Foreign Minister Mustafa Ismail said. 

 

The discussions are conducted by Sudanese Defense Minister Bekri Hassan Salih and his Ugandan counterpart Amama Mbabazi, Ismail told reporters. 

 

In November, the Sudanese government said it was ready to extend Kampala's right to pursue Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army rebels in southern Sudan, AFP said. 

 

The LRA has been fighting Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's regime since 1988 to replace it with one it says would be based on the biblical Ten Commandments. 

 

Uganda and Sudan signed an agreement in December 1999 under which they undertook to halt support to each other's rebel groups. (Albawaba.com) 

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