Egypt: We conveyed to the parties in Sudan that the ceasefire is mandatory

While the clashes between the army and the militia Rapid Support Forces (HDK) continue in Sudan, Arab countries are making efforts to stop the crisis.

According to a written statement from the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister Shukri held a phone conversation with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan.

During the meeting where the latest developments regarding the crisis in Sudan were discussed, Shukri and Bin Ferhan agreed on the necessity of making every effort to protect the stability and security of the Sudanese state and people.

The two ministers also agreed to continue consultation and coordination in the coming days to follow developments in Sudan and efforts to contain the crisis.

During the phone call, Minister Shukri said Egypt had conveyed to the Sudanese parties “messages emphasizing the importance of acting wisely and listening to the voice of common sense in a way that leads to an immediate ceasefire”.

The Council of the Arab League met yesterday at the level of permanent representatives to discuss the events in Sudan, upon the call of Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

In the closing statement released after the meeting, it was emphasized to the parties in Sudan that “all armed conflicts should be stopped immediately and the peaceful process should be immediately returned to the resolution of the crisis”.

In the statement confirming that the Arab League is “ready to make every effort to help end the crisis in Sudan in a sustainable way and in the interests of its people”, a mediation offer was made to resolve the crisis that broke out after the clashes between the army and the NGO in Sudan.

Clashes between army and HDK in Sudan

Armed clashes broke out between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary HDK on the morning of April 15 in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, and in various cities.

The disagreement between the army and the HDK regarding the military security reform, which envisages “the full participation of the HDK in the army,” had turned into a hot conflict in the last few months.

The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the Sovereignty Council Chairman and Army Commander General Abdulfettah al-Burhan had decided to dissolve the HDK, which clashed with the army, and to declare a rebel force against the state, and that it would act on this basis.

Volker Perthes, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General to Sudan, announced that the death toll in the conflict in Sudan reached 185, and that more than 1800 civilians and soldiers were injured.

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