HC Deb 08 March 2004 vol 418 cc1323-4W
Dr. Tonge

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Sudanese Govern vent regarding the situation in Darfur. [158697]

Mr. Mullin

We have lobbied at the highest levels in Khartoum on this matter, and our ambassador in Khartoum has discussed the situation with the First Vice-President on a number of occasions in recent weeks. Through our embassy in Khartoum and the UK Special Representative for Sudan, we are in almost daily contact with the Government of Sudan and the various Darfur groups. The EU issued a statement on 25 February appealing to the parties to ensure the protection of the civilian population and to allow humanitarian access to all those in need.

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