Cablegate: Chad-Sudan Rapprochement On Fast Track: Key
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SUBJECT: CHAD-SUDAN RAPPROCHEMENT ON FAST TRACK: KEY
EVENTS, JAN 7-12 AND COMMENT.
REF: A. NDJAMENA 011
B. NDJAMENA 004
C. NDJAMENA 003
D. 09 NDJAMENA 621
ON FAST TRACK
1. (SBU) FORMIN Faki told Ambassador January 11 that
Chad-Sudan rapprochement continued to gain momentum, with
these key developments January 7-12:
-- Chadian and Sudanese "technical teams" signed documents
January 7 in NDjamena aimed at implementing the border
security provisions of the 2006 Bilateral Protocol agreed in
-- The Dr. Ghazi-led Sudanese "political team" met with the
Faki-led Chadian "political team" in NDjamena January 7-9.
-- GOC MFA released a communique January 9 pledging that GOC
had undertaken to end support to any Sudanese rebel group; to
eliminate Sudanese rebel presence from Chad; and to prevent
any anti-Sudanese activity to take place on Chad territory.
The communique claimed that the GOS had undertaken reciprocal
engagements vis-avis rebels on its territory.
-- Dr. Ghazi met with JEM's Khalil Ibrahim January 9 or 10.
This followed the heavy-weight GOC delegation to deliver a
stern Deby ultimatum to JEM last week which we reported in
Ref A. As Faki said to me yesterday: "The JEM must leave
-- Dr. Ghazi departed then departed for Tripoli for talks
with GOL to get Libyan imprimatur of Chad-Sudan rapprochement.
-- Dr. Ghazi was expected back in NDjamena January 11 or 12
to continue talks with Faki.
2. (SBU) These rapidly paced recent events nearly speak for
themselves, but we note:
-- The Faki-Ghazi bilateral track continues to go from
apparent success to apparent success.
-- The explicit and detailed GOC communique puts the Deby
Government on the line for implementation of its engagements,
especially regarding JEM.
-- The GOC ultimatum to JEM and the Ghazi-JEM meeting could
be constitutive of an end to the "proxy war" on this side of
-- GOC and GOS are wise to seek early Libyan blessing of the
main terms of the rapprochement, which is, we think,
essential to further success.
3. (U) Minimize considered.