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KHARTOUM, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) — Visiting Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon outlined on Monday a three-point plan for solving the conflict in the western Sudanese region of Darfur.

The plan sketched by the UN secretary general includes the implementation of an international peacekeeping operation, seeking a political solution through peace negotiations as well as promoting humanitarian aid and development.

At a rally attended by UN workers, local political leaders, officials and representatives of the Darfurians, Ban lamented the conflicts in Darfur and pledged the part of the international community to help solve the crises and stop standing by as “seemingly helpless witnesses.”

The UN Security Council adopted on July 31 a resolution authorizing the deployment of 26,000 multinational peacekeepers in Darfur, jointly run by the UN and the African Union (AU).

“This unprecedented operation marks a new era in UN-AU cooperation,” Ban said, noting that “it is one of the largest and most complex peacekeeping missions the UN has ever undertaken.”

He reiterated that “peacekeeping must be accompanied by apolitical solution,” urging the parties involved in the conflict to “begin a new and conclusive round of peace negotiations as soon as possible.”

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