SUDAN WATCH: US hopes Libya could expand its mediation efforts for peaceful solution to Darfur conflict

Thursday, March 09, 2006

US hopes Libya could expand its mediation efforts for peaceful solution to Darfur conflict

China View March 8, 2006 reports US Special Assistant to the President on African Affairs Jendayi Frazer said the US supports the African Union's efforts to help restore peace in Darfur, according to the reports from Libyan capital Tripoli. Excerpt:

Frazer, who arrived in Tripoli on Tuesday for a two-day visit, said at a press conference that the US supports the AU's actions in Darfur and would like to see an extension of AU peacekeeping mission's mandate in the region with the logistic and financial assistance of the UN.

Frazer said her Libya tour is for the purpose of holding talks with Libyan and African leaders to seek effective cooperation in building a good future for the people in Darfur. She also praised Libya for its efforts to bring about a peaceful solution to the conflict in Darfur and expressed hopes that Libya could further expand its mediation efforts.

On US-Libyan ties, Frazer said the two countries enjoy sound relations that are growing ever better.

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