Amidst intense Arab and international contacts to stop the fighting and resolve the Sudanese crisis, the permanent delegates of the League of Arab States discussed, today (Saturday), developments in the situation in Sudan and follow-up on the Syrian situation, in preparation for the meeting at the level of Arab foreign ministers tomorrow (Sunday) to discuss possible mechanisms to push the Sudanese parties towards necessity. A cease-fire and sitting at the dialogue table hosted by Jeddah. The Arab minister is also discussing the file of lifting the suspension of Syria’s seat in the Arab League, and its participation in the Arab summit scheduled to be held in Riyadh on May 19.
The meeting of the Arab delegates is the third of its kind to discuss stopping the war in Sudan, and the meeting called for an immediate cessation of all hostilities in Sudan without restriction or condition, and strengthening commitment to the armistice, in an effort not to exacerbate the humanitarian and living conditions of the Sudanese people, and to preserve their gains and the safety of the Sudanese state, its institutions and facilities. .
He condemned in the strongest terms the targeting of civilians and civilian facilities, especially medical ones, and the killing of civilians of any nationality, warning of the consequences and repercussions of those actions that lead to an escalation of the conflict, as they are a serious violation of international humanitarian law. He called for preserving the sanctity of diplomatic missions and the safety and security of their staff, in line with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961, appreciating the Kingdom’s role in evacuating its nationals and the nationals of a number of Arab countries and a number of civilians, diplomats and international officials.
For his part, African affairs expert Rami Zuhdi welcomed the start of preliminary talks in Jeddah between representatives of the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces. He told Okaz that the Jeddah negotiations aim to create safe passages and find a mechanism to help Sudanese civilians, given that humanitarian matters have become a priority in light of the ongoing conflict between the two military components, and that these negotiations are considered a passage to confront that sensitive stage in its history, and pave the way for finding a comprehensive solution. The Sudanese crisis existed with the presence of the two parties to the conflict before the outbreak of the civil war.