Four Chad rebel groups sign preliminary peace agreement with government

October 4, 2007 23:15

Four Chadian rebel groups initialed a preliminary agreement with the Chad government in Libyan capital of Tripoli to end the fighting that has riven the impoverished African nation, the official Libyan JANA news agency reported Thursday. Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi described it as the "peace of the brave" and urged them to commit themselves to the agreement, which they all signed Wednesday and not return to fighting, the agency added. "We have been working for three months to reach this agreement which the Chadian people have been waiting for with impatience," the Chadian Minister of State for Infrastructure Adam Younsmi, who signed the agreement, was quoted as saying by the agency. "We have to work together for the development of our nation and to fight poverty and disease," he added.

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