Sudanese civilians welcome talks between army, RSF in Saudi Arabia

The Sudanese civilian forces that had signed the framework conciliation deal welcomed Saturday the start of initial talks between the armed forces and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in the Saudi city of Jeddah today, within the framework of the Saudi-US initiative.

In a press statement, the forces expressed hope that the Jeddah talks would result in “stopping fighting and addressing humanitarian situations in a way that will lead to a sustainable political solution”.

The statement called on both the armed forces and the RSF to “take brave decisions to halt fighting and end sufferings of the Sudanese”.

Meanwhile, RSF chief Mohammad Hamdan Dagalo welcomed the joint statement issued by the US and Saudi Arabia on the intra-Sudanese talks.

In a press statement, he extolled international and regional efforts made to reach ceasefire that “facilitates opening humanitarian corridors that enable citizens to get basic services”.

The Sudanese army, meanwhile, announced Friday evening sending negotiators to Jeddah City for talks on ceasefire.

In their joint statement, the US and Saudi Arabia urged the two Sudanese conflicting parties to bear their responsibilities towards their people and be involved seriously in the talks to set a roadmap in order to stop the military operations and end the conflict.

Furthermore, both Riyadh and Washington lauded all efforts made by international organizations, which supported these talks.

Since April 15, Sudan has been witnessing clashes between the army and the RSF in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, and some other cities that killed and injured hundreds of people.

Source: Kuwait News Agency