Clooney meets Egyptian foreign minister on Darfur

George Clooney has been in talks with Egypt's foreign minister over the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, Sudan.

George Clooney has been in talks with Egypt's foreign minister over the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, Sudan.

The film star met with Ahmed Aboul Gheit as part of his campaign to bring relief to the war-torn region. "We are hoping to just constantly keep the conversation going on humanitarian issues, that's our big goal," he told reporters outside the foreign ministry.

An estimated 200,000 people have died in Darfur since 2003, when rebels took up arms against the government.

The actor said he wanted to find some way to increase protection for the estimated 2.5 million people driven from their homes by the fighting. The foreign minister expressed his appreciation for "the noble aims of the Darfur campaign and Clooney's efforts".

George was accompanied on his trip by Ocean's Thirteen co-star Don Cheadle, who starred in the Oscar-nominated film Hotel Rwanda, about the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

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