According to a statement from the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Saudi Arabia and the United States urged the parties in Sudan to make efforts to achieve an effective ceasefire, establish a timeline for expanded negotiations, and facilitate the delivery of emergency humanitarian aid.
The statement said that during the talks in Jeddah, Sudanese parties “confirmed their responsibilities to reach a security agreement for the delivery of humanitarian aid to alleviate the suffering of the people, to restore essential services”.
According to the statement reminding that the representatives of the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces (HDK) started preliminary talks on May 6, the talks that continued on May 7 will continue in the coming days.
Clashes between the army and the HDK in Sudan
The disagreement over the last few months over the “military security reform”, which envisaged the full participation of the HDK in Sudan, which was established in 2013 to support the government forces against the armed rebels in the Darfur region, turned into a hot conflict since the morning of April 15.
The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that General Abdulfettah al-Burhan, the Chairman of the Sovereignty Council and the Commander of the Army, decided to dissolve the HDK, which clashed with the army, and to declare it a “rebel force against the state”.
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the number of people who lost their lives in the ongoing conflict increased to 551, and 4 thousand 926 people were injured.