President Joao Bernardo Vieira and rebel leader Ansumane Mane are to hold face-to-face talks in the Togolese capital Lome tomorrow (Friday), the Portuguese news agency Lusa reported today. It cited official sources as saying the talks would centre on implementing the country’s peace accord signed on 2 November after fighting broke out in June between loyalists and supporters of Mane who was sacked as army chief. The Lome meeting will be hosted by Togolese President Gnassingbe Eyadema and will also include Guinea Bissau’s new premier, Francisco Fadul. The two sides will discuss the planned arrival of an ECOMOG peacekeeping force and the formation of a new national unity government, Lusa said.
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