N'DJAMENA, Chad-- Sen. Barack Obama met with Chad President Idriss Deby Itno, shortly after arriving in this Central Africa country on Friday afternoon and said the two had ``extensive discussions'' about getting a United Nations force into Sudan "as quickly as possible.''
Obama flies Saturday to refugee camps in Chad--one with victims escaping from genocidal killings in Sudan, another with internally displaced people from Chad, escaping from Sudan violence spilling over the border.
Itno received Obama in the presidential palace compound, full of cream color buildings in the capital. Itno sidestepped a question about whether he regarded the killings in Sudan a genocide according to a Chad government translator.
Obama called for the international community to take action; a proposed UN force is being blocked by the Sudan government
Standing with President Itno Obama said, ''we can't have another three years of stalling.''
Obama leaves for the U.S. on the morning of Sept. 3