Sudan Talks Resume In Jeddah With Aim To Deliver Aid, Reach Ceasefire

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Talks to cease fire between Sudanese Armed Forces and Rapid Support Forces (RSF) resumed in Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah on Sunday several months after they were suspended.

A joint statement from the facilitators: Saudi Arabia, the United States, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and the African Union said the talks sought to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian assistance.

They sought to establish ceasefires and implement confidence-building measures. They also seek to work towards achieving a permanent cessation of hostilities.

The statement However, said the talks will not address political issues.

The Saudi Foreign Ministry had welcomed the resumption of the talks, urging the army and RSF to follow through with the agreements reached in the Jeddah Declaration on May 11.

The Kingdom underlined its keenness on the unity of the Sudanese parties and the need to end the fighting and ease the suffering of the people so that the crisis can be resolved and a political solution can be reached to restore security, stability and prosperity to Sudan.

The United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission Sudan (UNITAMS) welcomed the resumption of the talks, hoping the new round of negotiations will lead to the implementation of the Jeddah Declaration.