Richardson Heads Back To Sudan This Weekend
Governor Richardson, at the request of the Save Darfur Coalition, is headed back to Sudan this weekend, utilizing once again his exceptional diplomatic skills to hopefully bring a conclusion to the violence in the region.
Gov. Bill Richardson will travel back toTip of the hat to New Mexico blogger Heath Haussamen for being on top of the story. Heath references a press release, but as of this writing, it hasn't been posted to the Governor's website.
Sudanthis weekend to urge the country to allow U.N. peacekeeping troops to enter the war-torn Darfur region.
The governor is making the trip at the request of the Save Darfur Coalition, which asked for
’s help last month. Richardson
will meet with Sudanese officials Saturday to urge the acceptance of a joint peacekeeping force made up of troops from the United Nations and African Union forces, according to a news release from the governor’s office. He will also push for a cease fire. Richardson
“This is a crisis of incredible proportions. Millions of lives in the Darfur region are at risk from war, disease and malnutrition,”
said in the release. “The Richardson has an opportunity to use leadership and diplomacy to help, and if I can play even a small part in that effort, I am ready to do it.” U.S.
Sudan, Richardsonwill travel to the Darfurregion to make a personal assessment and will meet with humanitarian groups.
Richardsonhas coordinated his trip with Andrew Natsios, special envoy to for the U.S. State Department, according to the release. The Save Darfur Coalition is paying for the trip. Sudan