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Germany, China Want Greater Peacekeeping Presence in Sudan

China and Germany said Sunday, Aug. 17 that they were in agreement that the international force in Sudan had to be expanded in order to resolve the conflict in the African country peacefully.

Nigerian peacekeepers in Sudan

Nigerian peacekeepers in Sudan

German Defense Minister Franz Josef Jung informed reporters of the joint position following talks in Beijing with his Chinese counterpart Liang Guanglie.

Washington has been pressing Beijing to use its close ties with the regime in Khartoum to help end the refugee crisis in the war-torn western Sudanese region of Darfur.

China responded to the pressure Sunday by saying its influence in Sudan was being overestimated.

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