South Sudan, Egypt plan summit to strike ceasefire for Sudan’s Conflict
President Salva Kiir and his Chadian counterpart, Mahamat Déby Itno, are expected to attend a summit in Egypt on the Sudan crisis.
This was confirmed by the Presidential Advisor on Security Affairs, Tut Gatluak, during his recent visit to Cairo.
In TV remarks to Al-Qahera News, Gatluak said the summit would result in specific outcomes and would be attended by Juba and N’Djamena— the neighbouring countries of Sudan, which have been affected the most by the ongoing crisis.
He stressed that South Sudan was interested in Sudan’s stability, adding that South Sudanese are part and parcel of Sudan.
On Tuesday, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi welcomed Gatluak to Cairo, where he delivered a message from President Kiir on bilateral relations and the Sudanese crisis.
The meeting in Cairo was attended by the Egyptian Chief of the General Intelligence Service, Abbas Kamel.
During their meeting, Sisi and Gatluak stressed the importance of encouraging Sudanese parties to abide by the ceasefire agreement, prevent further bloodshed, and facilitate the delivery of humanitarian and relief aid to those affected.
“This would pave the way for launching a constructive dialogue to settle differences and resolve the crisis,” Gatluak said.
The regional leaders have been calling on Sudan’s military leader, Gen. Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, and the RSF leader, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, to end fighting and pursue dialogue.
Meanwhile, there are also ongoing “pre-negotiation talks, organised by the U.S. and Saudi Arabia in the Saudi city of Jeddah, between the Sudan Armed Forces and Rapid Support Forces.
According to the Undersecretary of State, Victoria Nuland, during a briefing on Wednesday, Sudan’s warring forces and Rapid Support Forces have made progress, and she is optimistic about securing a truce to deliver humanitarian aid to the country.
Clashes between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) erupted in mid-April, killing hundreds, wounding thousands, and driving a mass exodus of Sudanese and foreign nationals.