United Nations should provide logistical, financial and technical support to Sudan, Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmed el-Bashir said on Friday during the France-Africa summit in Cannes, southern France, while reaffirming his country's acceptance of an African Union peace-keeping force in Darfur.
A mini-summit, which is organized on the sidelines of the 24th France-Africa summit, ended up in the Cannes declaration on Darfur.
The declaration, which was signed by Chad, Central Africa Republic and Sudan, reiterates commitment by the three countries to respect each other's sovereignty and not to support armed rebel groups in accordance with the Tripoli accord.
It also expresses support for the involvement of both the United Nations and the African Union in the resolution of the Darfur conflict.
"We call for the establishment of a framework for promoting active dialogue between Sudan, Chad and the Central Africa Republic," says the declaration.
Chadian president Idriss Deby Itno, Central African Republic President Francois Bozize and el-Bashir took part in the meeting which was also attended by Ghanaian President Agyekum Kufour who is also the current AU chairman, French President Jacques Chirac, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Gabonese President Omar Bongo as well as Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso.