SUDANESE PRESIDENT RESPONDS TO LETTER
OUTLINING U.N. SUPPORT FOR AFRICAN UNION PEACEKEEPING EFFORTS IN DARFUR
On 24 January 2007, the Secretary-General
and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Alpha Oumar Konaré,
sent identical letters to the President of Sudan, Omer Hassan Ahmed El
Bashir, which transmitted details of the United Nations "Heavy Package"
of support for the African Union peacekeeping efforts in Darfur, Sudan.
Yesterday afternoon, the Secretary-General
received a reply from President Bashir, dated 6 March. The reply from President