UN invites Sudanese FM for talks on Darfur takeover
Ibrahim Gambari, UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, told reporters of the initiative today in Khartoum where he is meeting with officials who attended the Arab summit yesterday.
In discussions with Sudanese President Bashir and Lam Akol, Gambari "stressed that the UN, if it were to deploy forces, would build on and complement the good work of the AU to achieve peace, security and stability all over the Sudan."
Gambari also met with the Special Representative of the AU in Sudan to discuss the AU's continuing role in Darfur.
Full report (UN News/ST) 31 March 2006.