| 14 April 2024, Sunday |

Saudi-US statement: Sudanese parties agree to 72-hour cease-fire

Sudan’s warring parties have agreed to a new 72-hour cease-fire starting at 6 a.m. local time on Sunday, Saudi Arabia and the US said in a joint statement.

“The parties agreed that during the ceasefire they will refrain from prohibited movements, attacks, use of military aircraft or drones, artillery strikes, reinforcement of positions and resupply of forces, and will refrain from seeking military advantage during the ceasefire,” the joint statement read.

They also agreed to allow humanitarian assistance throughout the country.

“In light of the June 19 humanitarian donors conference, the facilitators called on the parties to consider the immense suffering of the Sudanese people and to adhere fully to this ceasefire and cease the severity of violence.”

The statement further stressed that if the parties fail to observe the 72-hour ceasefire, “facilitators will be compelled to consider adjourning the Jeddah talks.”

  • Asharq Al-Awsat