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Cablegate: Au Talks On Darfur: Day 1

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UNCLAS ABUJA 001797

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PHUM EAID MOPS MARR NI SU
SUBJECT: AU TALKS ON DARFUR: DAY 1


SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED. NOT FOR PUBLICATION ON THE
INTERNET OR INTRANET.

1. (U) The talks started October 21, but the plenary
session was postponed because many delegation members were
still not in Abuja. The talks will resume formally on
Monday, October 25, although Friday, October 22 has been set
aside for consultations. General Okonkwo has indicated that
a Joint Commission meeting may be held on Sunday.

2. (SBU) The large GOS delegation arrived in Abuja just
before the opening ceremony October 21. JEM had three in
attendance, with most of their delegation stuck in Libya
waiting for clearance for their plane to depart, and the
remainder in N'djamena. SLM had four in attendance, with
the remainder of their delegation still in Asmara and
N'djamena. The AU has provided assurance that they will
provide a charter aircraft to move the N'djamena group to
Abuja on either October 22 or 23.

3. (U) Khartoum minimize considered.

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