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August 31, 2004
Question Taken at Daily Briefing of Aug. 31, 2004

Assistant Secretary Constance Newman's Visit to Sudan (Taken Question)

Question:   With whom did Assistant Secretary Newman meet while in the Sudan?

Answer:   Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Constance Newman met in Khartoum August 31 with First Vice President Ali Osman Taha as well as the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Minister of State for the Interior, Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, and Darfur tribal leaders. These frank meetings focused on the current humanitarian emergency in Darfur and the North-South peace process.

On August 30, she visited a displaced persons camp in Darfur to survey the conditions, listen to civiliansí accounts, and to discuss ongoing humanitarian relief efforts. Assistant Secretary Newman will return to Washington, D.C., tomorrow evening.

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Released on August 31, 2004

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