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Assistant Secretary Frazer: Travel to Khartoum, Sudan

Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Jendayi E. Frazer departed August 25 for Khartoum, Sudan, to consult with the leadership of Sudanís Government of National Unity on shared objectives of ending the violence in Darfur and supporting the Darfur Peace Agreement (DPA). She will stress the United Statesí commitment to ending the suffering of the people of Darfur and underscore our strong stance that we cannot let the violence and atrocities continue, allow humanitarian aid workers and peacekeepers to be attacked, or permit the DPA to fail.

The United States believes there must be no delay in the transition to the UN force, which needs to begin by October 1 to address the deteriorating security situation in Darfur and the pressing need for the continued and complete implementation of the DPA. The African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS) mandate ends September 30. The African Union decided in March 2006 to transition its 7,700-member force to a UN mission. A large, mobile, fast-reacting, and robust UN peacekeeping force, with Africans forces forming its core and to include Africans in key leadership positions, can make a difference.

Darfur is on the verge of a dangerous, downward spiral. The United States is working intensively with other UN Security Council members on a resolution authorizing the transition of AMIS to a credible and legitimate UN operation. The people of Darfur are suffering and the genocide must stop.

Remarks by Assistant Secretary Frazer
--08/24/06  Stopping Genocide in Darfur: Ongoing U.S. Efforts and Working with the UN Security Council

Fact Sheets
--08/25/06  America: Helping the People of Sudan Get Acrobat Reader PDF version   


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