June 10, 2023

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Warring factions in Saudi Arabia negotiate a cease-fire in Sudan | outside

Three weeks after fighting broke out in Sudan, warring factions are now negotiating a cease-fire in Saudi Arabia. In a joint statement, the United States and Saudi Arabia welcomed the start of the first talks between representatives of the two parties. The US President’s National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan, is also expected to arrive in Saudi Arabia this weekend.

Ceasefires have been repeatedly negotiated since the fighting began, but repeatedly broken. According to official figures, more than 500 people were killed in the fighting. However, given the confusing situation, experts believe the real figure is likely to be much higher.
The United States and Saudi Arabia said in a statement that representatives of the warring parties must take into account the interests of their peoples “to achieve a cease-fire and end the conflict.”

The Sudanese people must be spared further suffering through a ceasefire. In addition, the availability of humanitarian aid to the affected areas must be ensured. Among the countries supporting the talks are the United Arab Emirates, Britain, the League of Arab States and the African Union.

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In the Horn of Africa country, the army, led by de facto President Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, has been fighting the Rapid Support Group, led by Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, for three weeks. The two generals previously assumed leadership in Sudan through joint military coups. However, a dispute broke out over the distribution of power, culminating in open fighting on April 15, plunging the country of about 46 million people into crisis.

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The United Nations Human Rights Council will discuss the situation in Sudan on Thursday. The special session was held in Geneva at the request of Germany, Britain, Norway and the United States, spokespersons for the body announced Friday evening. The official topic of the session is “The Impact of the Conflict in Sudan on Human Rights”.

Saudi Marines welcome civilian evacuees from Sudan to Jeddah. © VIA REUTERS