Qatar to donate $1 bln to Sudan fund

Qatar has sponsored peace talks between the Sudanese government and rebels.

Qatar to donate $1 bln to Sudan fund

Qatar, which has sponsored peace talks between the Sudanese government and rebels, plans to contribute $1 billion to a fund to reconstruct the African country, the Qatari emir said on Tuesday.

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir signed a ceasefire deal with the main Darfur rebel group on Tuesday that is intended to lead to a broader peace deal, a Reuters witness at the signing ceremony said.

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, whose country is the world's top exporter of liquefied natural gas, also said a ceasefire deal was a "steadfast step toward a peaceful solution".


Reuters

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