Sudan government, Rapid Support Forces welcome results of Sudan Neighbouring Countries Summit in Cairo

Habiba Hamdy , Thursday 13 Jul 2023

The acting government of Sudan, the Transitional Sovereignty Council (TSC), as well as the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) welcomed the results of Sudan's Neighbouring Countries Summit held in Cairo on Thursday.

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Combined images of ( From L to R)the chief of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo and Sudanese army commander, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan

 

The Sudanese government welcomes the results of the summit and expresses its thanks to Egypt and its President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi for hosting this important meeting, according to an official statement.

The summit was inaugurated by Egypt’s president with the participation of the leaders of Libya, Chad, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Eritrea, along with the Secretary-General of the Arab League and the African Union Commission (AUC) chairperson.

The summit agreed in a joint final statement to form a ministerial mechanism comprised of the foreign ministers of Sudan’s neighbouring states. Through this grouping, regional governments can coordinate efforts to resolve the ongoing conflict.

The statement also urged including all relevant Sudanese parties in the dialogue to initiate a comprehensive political peace process.

The TSC lauded the statement as constructive towards the return of security and stability in Sudan.

"We are also grateful to all our neighbouring countries for their supportive stance on Sudan’s sovereignty, unity, and security," they continued.  

Most importantly, the TSC expressed its willingness to cease military operations should the RSF desist from attacking homes, government facilities, blocking roads and looting.

"We are willing to initiate a political dialogue following the end of the war to form a civilian government followed by elections," they affirmed.

The transitional government specifically thanked Saudi Arabia and the US for their efforts in the recent Jeddah talks that aimed at ending the war and the suffering of the Sudanese people.

The opposing RSF also welcomed the summit's concluding statements, adding that they support regional and international efforts to end the war in Sudan.

The paramilitary group further called for combined efforts of relevant parties to reach a comprehensive solution for Sudan as soon as possible.

Finally, both sides affirmed their readiness to collaborate with all internal and external stakeholders to end the war.

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