The Riyadh International Quartet: We are committed to supporting stability in Sudan

Quartet representatives (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Great Britain and the United States) affirmed their commitment to continue joint efforts to achieve lasting stability in Sudan.

During their meeting at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Riyadh, they emphasized the continuation of the implementation of the reform agenda and support for Sudan and the United Nations Integrated Transitional Assistance Mission. in Sudan (UNITAMS), as reported by the Saudi Press Agency, “SPA”.

And last Saturday, the United Nations Mission to support the transition phase in Sudan (UNITAMS) warned of what it described as a “political stalemate” and said that this stalemate exposes Sudan to the risk of collapsing in a deeper instability that would nullify the gains after the protests that overthrew the government of former president Omar al-Bashir.

Immediate stop

He stressed that the UN position is clear on the “need to immediately stop the continued and excessive use of force, investigate in appropriately and hold those responsible “.

Referring to the announcement by Secretary General’s Special Representative Volker Peretz earlier this month of consultations on a political process for Sudan, the mission said that this initiative builds on the role of good offices in UNITAMS as established. in Security Council Resolution 2579.

The mission also said it will seek to listen to the government, political parties, armed movements, civil society, women’s groups, resistance committees and other governmental and non-governmental actors.

The mission said the United Nations can facilitate direct talks between the Sudanese parties at their request.

political crisis

Sudan has been experiencing the impact of a political crisis since last October 25 (2021), exacerbated by the resignation of Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, and the continuing rejection of some civil groups, in particularly the professional association of exceptional measures imposed by the army in that date, announcing the dissolution of the government.

While some protests continue that reject the participation of the military component in the government even during the transition period, despite repeated prove that the armed forces will have no political role after the elections in the country next year, as agreed in the constitutional document signed in 2019 between the civilian and military components of the time.

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