Rapid Support Forces Commander Confirms Commitment to Jeddah Platform and Protection of Civilians in Sudan

The Commander of Rapid Support Forces in Sudan supports Jeddah platform

Confirmation of Support

The Commander of the Rapid Support Forces in Sudan, Muhammad Hamdan Dagalo (Hamedti), confirmed today, Sunday, that he confirmed, in a phone call with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan, his support for the Jeddah platform and his commitment to declaring the protection of civilians and facilitating the delivery of humanitarian aid.

Joint Efforts for Stability

“Intensify efforts to achieve stability”

Daglo added in a statement that he had discussed the situation with the Saudi foreign minister in Sudan and mediation efforts.

He added: “We also exchanged views on the latest developments in the country and stressed the importance of coordination and stepping up of joint efforts to achieve stability in our country.”

Jeddah Talks Suspended

The Jeddah talks have been suspended

And both Saudi Arabia and the United States announced, in a joint statement earlier this month (June 1, 2023), suspending the Jeddah talks between the two sides in conflict in Sudan since mid-April, due to repeated “gross violations” of the ceasefire by both the army and the rapid support forces.

Willingness to Resume Dialogue

However, they said at the same time their willingness to resume dialogue if the two sides take “the necessary steps to build trust”.

Armistice Violations

12 armistice violations

Since the outbreak of bloody fighting between the sides in conflict in the country, as of mid-April, the country has seen more than 12 truces, but they have all been violated, amid a growing number of deaths and growing humanitarian needs.

Dialogue for a Solution

This prompted Riyadh and Washington last month to sponsor talks between military representatives and Rapid Support in the city of Jeddah to pave the way for reaching a permanent truce that facilitates the delivery of humanitarian aid and protects civilians. in preparation of the launch of a political dialogue in a second moment leading to a solution to the Sudanese crisis.

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