Participants in the meeting, including a Chinese delegation, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the French State Secretary on Human Rights Rama Yade, and Bernard Kouchner dealt with four important aspects of the Darfur crisis:
- Reviving the political process underway, with the elaboration of a joint roadmap, shared by the African Union and the United Nations. The discussions addressed how to enforce the first provisions.
- Taking stock of the humanitarian and security situation: the delegations assessed the advances made in facilitating the humanitarian aid jointly decided upon by Sudan and the UN. They also discussed the prospect of deploying a hybrid peacekeeping force, provided Sudan's approval.
- Establishing a map showing the site requiring reconstruction and assistance from the international community.
- Broaching the repercussions of the crisis at the local level and its implications in Eastern Chad and north-eastern Central Africa.