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EU-Led Peace Mission in Aceh Extended

An EU-led team monitoring a peace deal in tsunami-ravaged Aceh province will extend its mission by at least three more months to oversee crucial elections, Indonesia’s vice president said Friday. The 200-strong mission has been in Aceh since August, monitoring a peace agreement between a small separatist rebel army and government troops that ended 29 years of fighting. “We have agreed that the mission be extended,” Vice President Jusuf Kalla told reporters in Jakarta. The mandate is due to expire March 15, around the time of local elections in which the rebels will be allowed to participate. He said the mission would be extended by between “three and six months” to monitor the vote but that only 100 members of the team would be retained for that task.Full Story

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