UN Chief welcomes Darfur truce call
UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday
welcomed the Sudanese President's call for a ceasefire in Darfur, saying
the world expects "concrete progress," his office said.
Ban "welcomes President Omar al-Beshir's declaration of an immediate
ceasefire between the government of Sudan and the armed movements in
Darfur as well as the intention by the government of Sudan to disarm all
the militias," his spokeswoman said in a statement.
"The Secretary-General stresses that the effectiveness of any
ceasefire depends upon all parties demonstrating their commitment to a
cessation of hostilities, particularly since past efforts to uphold a
ceasefire in Darfur were not successful," she added.