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Signs of Hope for Peace Between Chad and Sudan

Deby met with Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir in March 2010, and the two said their countries are ready to normalize relations. Though no formal agreement was reached, many observers expressed hope that peace would take hold. The leaders themselves expressed optimism. Bashir said, "Deby and I are here to confirm to the Sudanese-Chadian people that we have turned the page of our differences and disputes between the two states. From today, our common battle is the realization of peace, security and stability for the affluence of the people of the two states." And Deby requested that Chadian rebels in Sudan put down their arms and return to Chad. The border between the countries reopened in April.

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