The spokesman for the Sudanese civil forces, Khaled Omar Youssef, said: The Jeddah Declaration marks the beginning of a permanent ceasefire in Sudan. And he announced in a statement today (Friday) that the civil forces in Sudan welcome the Jeddah agreement between the army and the Rapid Support Forces, pointing out that the previous truces were a formality. Youssef added that the Jeddah talks were constructive, and the two parties may accept entering into the implementation of what was agreed upon.
The two parties to the conflict in Sudan in Jeddah signed a declaration of principles after fighting that lasted 4 weeks, which resulted in hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries, and caused tens of thousands to flee their homes, and brought the country to the brink of civil war and a huge humanitarian catastrophe.
And the Saudi Foreign Ministry stated, in a statement today, that the two signatories to the agreement will be committed under international humanitarian law and human rights law to facilitate humanitarian work to meet the emergency needs of civilians, in addition to agreeing to the withdrawal of military forces from hospitals and medical clinics, and to allow the dead to be buried with respect.
It is expected that representatives of the army and Rapid Support will engage in another round of discussions with the aim of reaching a permanent ceasefire, and then expanding and including representatives of the civil forces in the talks to establish a peaceful solution that will return Sudan to the democratic path, after fierce fighting erupted between the two major military forces since April 15, leaving more than 600 dead, thousands injured, and tens of thousands displaced and refugees.