HC Deb 17 June 1999 vol 333 c226W
Mr. Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what actions the Government are taking to bring about a ceasefire in Southern Sudan; and if he will make a statement. [87007]

Mr. Hoon

During a visit by the late Minister of State, Derek Fatchett, to Nairobi and Khartoum last July, the SPLA and Government of Sudan agreed a three-month ceasefire in Bahr el Ghazal. This limited ceasefire has been extended and both parties again committed themselves to it at a recent meeting in Oslo.

Peace in the Sudan remains a priority. We shall continue to call for a comprehensive ceasefire in the Sudan and shall continue to be active in pursuit of peace, working closely with IGAD and the IGAD Partners Forum.