The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lam Akol, Tuesday left for Moscow on a two-day visit to Russia on the invitation of his Russian Counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, Sudan Tribune
reported May 16/17, 2006:
"The Russian Federation will continue to offer every possible assistance in consolidating the political settlement on Darfur in the interests of Sudan's unity and territorial integrity and peace in the region. Russian peacekeepers will also make their contribution to the UN's efforts to promote stability," Lavrov said, speaking at a meeting of the UN Security Council on Sudan 9 May.
May 17 2006 AP via ST Sudan's support crucial for UN peacekeeping in Darfur - Russia