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Cablegate: Darfur: Un Advisors On the Ground

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FM AMEMBASSY KHARTOUM
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 5681
INFO RUCNFUR/DARFUR COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RHMFISS/CJTF HOA PRIORITY

UNCLAS KHARTOUM 002923

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL KPKO PREF PHUM AU UN SU
SUBJECT: Darfur: UN Advisors on the Ground

Ref: a) Khartoum 02917, b) Khartoum 02918, b) Khartoum 02904, c)

Khartoum 02908

1. On the morning of December 28, UN Chief Political Advisor Bashua
Abeyedun spoke to Pol/Econ Counselor fromEl Fasher, Darfur, and
advised that 36 UN police advisors and military staff officers had
arrived. This represents the first group of UN advisors to be
dispatched toward the planned total of 105 provided for in Phase I,
the "light package," of the UN/African Union peacekeeping effort in
Darfur.

2. Abeyedun noted that UN Deputy Special Representative Manuel Da
Silva had presented the delegation to AU Force Commander Major
General Aprezi in a formal ceremony the same morning.

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