§ 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.