In a written statement on the conflict in Sudan, Blinken said, “After intense negotiations for the last 48 hours, the Sudanese Armed Forces and Rapid Support Forces (HDK) agreed to implement a nationwide ceasefire that will start from midnight on April 24 and will last for 72 hours.” .
Stating that the United States has called for the parties to fully comply with the ceasefire during this time, Blinken said, “To support a permanent cessation of the conflict, the United States will work in coordination with its regional and international partners and Sudanese civilian stakeholders, and to negotiate a permanent ceasefire and humanitarian situations in Sudan. will assist in establishing a committee that will oversee the finalization and implementation of the project.
Blinken stated that they will continue to work towards the goal of returning to civilian rule with the parties and partners of the conflict in Sudan.
“We agreed to the ceasefire with the mediation of the USA”
On the other hand, in the statement made on the HDK’s Twitter account, it was stated that they accepted the ceasefire with the US as a mediator.
In the statement, it was emphasized that the ceasefire was made to establish a humanitarian corridor, to leave the conflict area, to reach hospitals and safe areas, and to evacuate diplomatic missions.
“The Rapid Support Forces declares its readiness to cooperate to provide all facilities for foreign employees and diplomats to safely leave the country,” the statement said. The Rapid Support Forces were born in the womb of this people. It stands by the people, supports their choices and strives to realize their legitimate aspirations for freedom, justice, democracy and the rule of law.