SUDAN WATCH: Sudan denies agreeing to mixed force in Darfur

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Sudan denies agreeing to mixed force in Darfur

"We did not agree to the deployment of hybrid United Nations-African Union forces in Darfur, as was declared by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan after the Addis Ababa consultative meeting," Sudanese Foreign Minister Lam Akol told reporters Saturday.

"We agreed that the AU forces carry on with their mission and receive support from UN technical units," Akol said. "We also rejected a proposal for a combined AU-UN command, as well as the proposed number of troops."

Full story by AFP via ST 18 Nov 2006.

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