Sudan’s warring parties begin talks in Saudi Arabia: A joint Saudi-American statement stated, on Saturday, that “the initial talks between representatives of the Sudanese Armed Forces and representatives of the Rapid Support Forces have begun in the city of Jeddah, west of the Kingdom”. News on Africa today.
Sudan’s warring parties begin talks in Saudi Arabia
This came, according to what was reported by the Saudi Press Agency, regarding the developments of the Riyadh and Washington initiative to end the armed confrontations between the Sudanese army and the “rapid support” forces, which have been going on since April 15.
On Friday evening, the Saudi Foreign Ministry revealed its country’s readiness to host representatives of the army and “rapid support” in Jeddah, to discuss a truce, during a phone call between the Kingdom’s Foreign Minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, and his American counterpart, Anthony Blinken, as part of the efforts of the two countries’ initiative, without specifying. an appointment.
According to the statement quoted by the agency, “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States of America welcome the start of preliminary talks between representatives of the Sudanese Armed Forces and representatives of the Rapid Support Forces in the city of Jeddah on Saturday,” without further details about the launch and attendance.
The two sides urged “both parties to sense their responsibilities towards the Sudanese people, to engage seriously in these talks, and to draw a roadmap for the talks to stop the military operations and confirm the end of the conflict,” according to the statement.
In the statement, Saudi Arabia and the United States referred to “the efforts of all countries and organizations that have expressed their support for holding these talks, including the Quartet, the League of Arab States, and the tripartite mechanism.”
Saudi Arabia and the United States continuing coordinated international support for an expanded negotiation process
The joint statement also called for “continuing coordinated international support for an expanded negotiation process, which must include participation with all Sudanese parties.”
And on Friday, the Saudi Foreign Ministry stated that the talks between the two sides “aimed at preparing the necessary ground for dialogue to reduce the level of tensions there, in a way that guarantees the security and stability of Sudan and its people.”
The Saudi-American coordination contributed to the approval of more than one armistice in Sudan, which witnessed “violations,” according to mutual accusations of responsibility for that.
Armed confrontations in Sudan left hundreds dead and thousands injured.