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Sudan: Armed Conflict

Volume 477: debated on Friday 13 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the political situation and level of stability in Sudan, with particular reference to the north of Sudan and Khartoum and Omdurman. (208886)

Calm has returned to Omdurman and Khartoum after the attack by the Justice and Equality Movement on 10 May. Darfur remains unstable and we advise against all but essential travel to the region. We are telling both the Government of Sudan and the rebels that there can be no military solution to the Darfur conflict and all sides must engage constructively in the UN-African Union led mediation process which, as my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister has made clear, the UK stands ready to support.