“The Security Council today welcomed the decision of the African Union (AU) to support, in principle, the transition of the AU peacekeeping mission in the strife-torn Darfur region of Sudan to a United Nations operation.

“The Security Council commended the African Union for the successful deployment of the African Mission in Sudan (AMIS) and AMIS’ role in reducing large-scale organized violence in Darfur,” Council President Cesar Mayoral of Argentina told the press after the body was briefed by Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hedi Annabi.” [MORE]

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