Chinese Envoy Arrives in Sudan for Darfur Talks – Simon Apiku
In preparation for a meeting in Paris on Monday of key players in the Darfur crisis, China’s envoy to Sudan is traveling to Khartoum:
China will send more than 200 troops to Sudan’s Darfur region to help a joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping force, its special envoy said in Khartoum on Friday.
“The government is planning to send 275 multipurpose, multifunction engineering troops to support the second phase of the Annan plan, the heavy support package,” Liu Guijin told reporters in Khartoum, where he will meet President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Karti on Saturday. [Full text]