US and Saudi-brokered Sudan talks to restart in Jeddah: Army

AFP , Wednesday 25 Oct 2023

The Sudanese army announced Wednesday a delegation will "travel to Jeddah" to resume US and Saudi-brokered talks with the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), with whom they have been at war for more than six months.

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Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah Al-Saud and representatives of the Sudanese army and rival paramilitary Rapid Support Forces along with other officials pose for a group photos after signing an agreement for a seven-day ceasefire in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, May 20, 2023. Saudi Press Agency

 

By October, the war between Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) led by chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and his former deputy, Rapid Support Forces (RSF) commander Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, had killed more than 9,000 people and displaced over 5.6 million.

The first round of talks was adjourned in June after yielding little success and a series of repeatedly violated ceasefires.

"Out of a belief by the armed forces that negotiations are one of the means that may end the conflict, we have accepted the invitation to travel to Jeddah to complete what was previously agreed upon," the army said in its statement.

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