| 6 December 2023, Wednesday |

Sudan looks forward to resumption of Jeddah negotiations

The Sudanese people are eagerly awaiting the announcement of a new date for the resumption of negotiations in the Saudi city of Jeddah, hoping to bring an end to the raging war that has been ongoing since mid-April between the army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

Sources confirmed that the army delegation has returned to Jeddah, ready to begin a new round of talks that had been suspended for weeks due to the failure of the warring parties to abide by a number of ceasefires mediated by Saudi Arabia and the US.

As the war enters its fourth month without either side being able to decisively win the battle, calls have instensified in Sudan and by regional and international powers for the need to hold negotiation to end the war.

The UN has warned that the conflict is escalating and transforming into a civil war that may surpass Sudan’s borders and threaten the security of the entire region.

In a statement, Saudi Arabia and the US underlined their commitment to ending the conflict.

Meanwhile, Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the leader of the army, emphasized the importance of the Jeddah platform, expressing gratitude to the Saudi and US governments for facilitating the negotiations.

Leader of the RSF, Mohammed Dagalo, known as “Hemedti,” announced the formation of a communication committee with political forces and armed movements to reach a comprehensive political solution to the crisis in the country.

Meanwhile, the fifth Coordination Summit of the African Union, which began on Sunday in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, witnessed extensive discussions on the ongoing crisis in Sudan.

  • Asharq Al-Awsat