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Office of the Spokesman
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April 5, 2007


Deputy Secretary Negroponte Travel to Africa

Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte will travel to Sudan, Chad, Libya and Mauritania April 11–19, 2007. The focus of the trip will be the crisis in Darfur and ongoing efforts to achieve peace in Sudan through implementation of the Darfur Peace Agreement and the Comprehensive Peace Agreement. In Mauritania, he will attend the inauguration of President-elect Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikk Adellahi and meet with African leaders. Accompanying the Deputy Secretary will be Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs Jendayi Frazer and Senior Director and Special Assistant to the President for African Affairs at the National Security Council Bobby Pittman, Jr. Representatives from the Department of Defense and USAID will join the traveling party in Sudan and Chad.

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