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President Mubarak says Cairo and Naivasha agreements would form basis for solution of Darfur crisis

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Cairo, June 18 (SUNA) - The Egyptian President, Mohamed Husni Mubarak, said that the spirit of Cairo Agreement between the government and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the Naivasha peace agreement between the government and Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) would motivate the ongoing efforts to reach a solution of Darfur crisis. Addressing Saturday in Cairo a celebration marking the signing of the agreement on national reconciliation and comprehensive peace between the government and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), President Mubarak stressed the importance of solution for Darfur crisis through an African framework and in a manner which meets the aspiration of the Sudanese people for stability, peace and progress. He expressed his optimism that peace can be realized all over Sudan. President Mubarak said that the Cairo Agreement was a culmination of candid efforts which were exerted by the honest people of Sudan. He called on the Sudanese people to be committed to the implementation of Naivasha and Cairo agreements and the coming agreements. He stressed the necessity of will and political commitment among the parties which they have signed the peace and reconciliation agreements. Meanwhile, President Mubarak affirmed the readiness of Egypt to do its best to boost the stability and development in Sudan. He appreciated the deeply-rooted and historic ties between Egypt and Sudan. MO/MO