Egypt to host conference for Sudan’s civil political groups in June

Ahram Online , Tuesday 28 May 2024

Egypt announced on Tuesday it will host a conference by the end of June bringing together all Sudanese civil political groups, alongside relevant regional and international partners.

Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

The event aims to end the war in Sudan and reach a national consensus on pathways to build comprehensive and lasting peace in the country via a Sudanese-Sudanese national dialogue based on a Sudanese-centred vision, read a statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The ministry said the move is part of Egypt's ongoing efforts and cooperation with regional and international partners, especially Sudan’s neighbouring countries, to stop the ongoing war in Sudan.

Cairo looks forward to the active participation of all Sudanese political groups, and relevant regional and international partners, urging concerted efforts to ensure the success of the conference, the statement added.

Egypt views the current conflict as “a fundamentally a Sudanese matter,” and that any future political process should involve all national Sudanese parties while respecting the principles of Sudan’s sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity, the ministry noted.

Egypt is keen to make all possible efforts to help Sudan overcome the crisis and address its serious repercussions on the Sudanese people and the security and stability of the region, especially Sudan’s neighbouring countries.

Sudan has been embroiled in a civil war since April last year between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

More than 13,000 people have been killed since the Sudanese crisis began, according to the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project.

According to the UN, over eight million Sudanese have been displaced.

Over 500,000 Sudanese have crossed into Egypt since the war's onset, according to data released by the Egyptian government.

Moreover, five million Sudanese are currently residing in Egypt, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry revealed in March.

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