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Indonesia ready for Aceh peace deal signing
Updated: 2005-08-12 13:50

The Indonesian delegation has made final preparations and is ready to leave for Helsinki Saturday to sign the peace accord with the Free Aceh Movement (GAM), scheduled for August 15, a senior Indonesian official said Friday.

Minister of Communication and Information Sofyan Djalil said the delegation includes Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Widodo Adi Sucipto, Minister of Justice and Human Right Affairs Hamid Awaluddin, acting Aceh Governor Azwar Abubakar, legislator Said Fuad Zakaria, Sofyan himself and a number of prominent figures from Aceh.

At least six parliament members have been invited by the government to join with the delegation, Sofyan said.

Widodo will lead the delegation and Hamid will sign the accord representing the Indonesian government.

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