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Sunday, 21 January, 2001, 05:26 GMT
Aceh committee to curb violence

The Indonesian government and separatist rebels in the province of Aceh have said they will work together to try and implement a month-long truce in the region.

A joint statement from the government and the Free Aceh Movement said they would form a working committee to renounce violence and work towards a peaceful and democratic solution to the decades-old conflict.

Work on the committee is scheduled to start at a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, in mid-February. More than sixty people have been killed in violence in Aceh since the beginning of the year.

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