SUDAN WATCH: Darfur: Chadian president in Libya to meet Gaddafi

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Darfur: Chadian president in Libya to meet Gaddafi

Libyan news reveals Chadian President Idriss Deby flew to Libya today where he met with Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. Several international issues of common interest were discussed, including the outcome of the African Union conference held in Libya last July and the latest situation in Darfur.

Chadian president in Libya

Photo: Chadian President Deby arrived in Libya Thursday afternoon, Sept 29, 2005 at Sirte international airport where he was received by Major-General Alghwaldi Alhmeadi. (LJB)

Note, Chad hosts 200,000 refugees from the Sudan and Libya opened up a new trans-Sahara aid route for UN WFP aid trucks to enter Darfur.

Over the past year, President Deby and Colonel Gaddafi, along with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, helped overcome obstacles on the Darfur peace talks and worked to progress the talks.

Darfur:  Gaddafi and Mubarak in Tripoli

Photo: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi (R) and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (L) walk to the opening session of the third African Summit at Tripoli re Darfur, Sudan May 16, 2005. (Reuters). "The meeting between Kadhafi and Mubarak focused on the Darfur talks being held in Abuja and the means of ensuring that they are sucessful," Mubarak spokesman Suleiman Awad told reporters at the time.

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