Rapid Support Forces call for the restoration of civilian gov’t in Sudan after meeting Ruto

Rapid Support Forces call for the restoration of civilian gov’t in Sudan after meeting Ruto
Rapid Support Forces (RSF) special envoy and political advisor Yusuf Ezzat, when he met Kenyan President William Ruto in Nairobi. [Photo: RSF Twitter Account]

Rapid Support Forces (RSF) said the ongoing war in Sudan will end only if the country accepts a restoration of a civilian-led government.

This was the message Yusuf Ezzat, the RSF special envoy and political advisor, delivered to the leadership of Kenya on his recent trip to Nairobi.

“Rapid Support Forces’ approach to resolving this crisis hinges upon the imperative of addressing the underlying causes of the war, thereby laying a solid foundation for the preservation of enduring peace and stability under a civilian democratic administration,” the paramilitary wing, that has been fighting the national army, said in a statement of the meeting between Yusuf and Kenyan leaders.

While in Kenya, Yusuf, who has been dispatched for a tour around Africa, by RSF commander Mohammed Dagalo to elucidate the evolving situation in Sudan, met with Kenyan President William Ruto and Speaker of the National Assembly Moses Wetangula.

Rapid Support Forces (RSF) special envoy and political advisor Yusuf Ezzat, when he met Kenya’s Speaker of National Assembly Moses Wetangula in Nairobi. [Photo: RSF Twitter Account]

“During this momentous encounter, the representatives engaged in a profound discussion concerning the current happenings in Sudan, amid the ongoing conflict…[and] provided an intricate account to the venerable Speaker of the Kenyan Parliament, shedding light on the primary factors that triggered the eruption of hostilities,” RSF added in a statement seen by City Review.

During the meeting with Ruto, Ezzat emphasized that Rapid Support Forces are still in support of the ‘collapsed’ Jeddah talks.

Last week, Saudi Arabia and the United States expressed frustration with the lethargic nature of the talks after the Sudan Army walked out of the discussion table over a week ago.

“They emphasized the imperative of its development to achieve a lasting ceasefire and pave the way for political negotiations,’ added the statement.

Kenya, South Sudan, and Djibouti were appointed by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to spearhead the peace process in Khartoum.

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