Wednesday, October 05, 2005

British FO Minister for Africa Lord Triesman visits Sudan

UK Press Release - Foreign and Commonwealth Office - 5 October 2005:

Lord Triesman, Foreign Office Minister for Africa, today began a four-day visit of Sudan. He will meet with the EU Troika on the 08 October to pass on tough messages to the Government of Sudan demanding that they address the rapidly deteriorating security situation in Darfur.

The EU has already made clear that it expects all sides to rein in their fighters urgently and to reach a full political settlement in the Abuja peace talks. The Troika will also underline the importance of full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement; improving Human Rights; and alleviating the humanitarian crisis in Sudan.

Whilst there, Lord Triesman will also visit Darfur, where he will see the security and humanitarian situation first hand. He will visit a camp for Internally Displaced Persons, and meet with NGOs and the African Union to discuss the situation there.

He will then travel to Juba, Southern Sudan, where he will meet representatives of the newly formed devolved Government of Southern Sudan.


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