Kadhafi and Berlusconi discuss Darfur by telephone

Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi called the Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Kadhafi by telephone and commended the role he was playing in the resolution of African conflicts and the restoration of security, peace, and stability in the continent.
Libyan news agency (JANA) reported that during the conversation on Thursday, Berlusconi stressed the need for Kadhafi's personal involvement in the peace negotiations between the belligerents in crisis in Darfur region of western Sudan.
Berlusconi also welcomed the efforts made by the African Union at the request of Sudan but urged the Libyan leader to officially step in to re-establish security and stability in Darfur region.
Last Tuesday, General Abou Bakr Younès Jaber, a member of the historical command of the Libyan revolution M'Barek Al-Fadhel, a special assistant to Sudanese President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir who handed him a message for Kadhafi.
Authoritative sources said the message reiterated Sudan's request on Kadhafi to host the next peace negotiations aimed at restoring security and stability in the Darfur.
The Sudanese president exhorted Kadhafi to assume the peace initiatives the African Union was undertaking in the troubled Darfur.
According to JANA, Berlusconi and Kadhafi also reviewed the relationship between the African Union and the European Union.
The Italian Prime Minister reaffirmed his attachment to direct and close consultations with the leader of the Libyan revolution.

29 july 2004 20:26:00

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