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Arab League head visits Sudan to discuss crisis with the South and Darfur developments

The Secretary General of the Arab League, Dr. Nabil Al-Arabi, arrived in Sudan on Sunday for discussions with President Omar Al-Bashir and senior Sudanese officials. The agenda will cover the crisis with South Sudan and the latest political and security developments in Darfur.

A press release from the Arab League revealed that Al-Arabi had a meeting on Friday with the head of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur, Ibrahim Gambari. According to Ambassador Gambari, there is a steady improvement in Darfur's security situation and progress has been made in health provision. He said that the internally displaced persons and refugees are going back to their homes and villages. The percentage of injuries resulting from armed conflict in the region has gone down by 70 per cent, he added.

The Arab League head and Mr. Gambari agreed on a set of measures to support the Darfur Peace Agreement that was signed in Doha last year. It was also agreed to work with the Government of Sudan and the Darfur Regional Authority to restore peace, stability and peaceful coexistence; they renewed their calls for all armed factions to abide by the peace agreement.

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