Arab League asks Arab countries to assist Darfur

October 2, 2006 22:52

The head of the Arab League on Monday called on Arab countries to provide more assistance to Darfur and honor pledges they made to help the wartorn region in Sudan. But Secretary-General Amr Moussa also said there have been "exaggerations over the exact situation in Darfur" and said he would discuss ways to diffuse the crisis when he meets with Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir during his visit. Moussa's visit to Sudan comes as al-Bashir has repeatedly rejected a U.N. plan to have U.N. peacekeepers replace the ill-equipped and understaffed African Union force in the region.

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