A statement was issued by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States of America, which reads as follows:
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States of America, in their capacity as facilitators, note the marked improvement in respect of the Short-Term Ceasefire and Humanitarian Arrangements Agreement in Sudan on 25 May. Aside from monitoring the use of military aircraft and sporadic gunfire in Khartoum, the situation in Khartoum has improved since May 24, when the ceasefire monitoring mechanism detected grave violations of the agreement, including the reported use of artillery, military aircraft and drones, credible reports of air strikes, and the continued Fighting in the heart of Khartoum’s industrial area, and clashes in Zalingei in Central Darfur state.
The facilitators reached out to the parties following the serious violations on 24 May, highlighting that the renewed fighting has endangered civilians, impeded humanitarian assistance, and hampered the restoration of basic services, undermining the main objectives of the ceasefire. On May 25, the facilitators of the agreement warned the two sides of further violations and called on them to respect the ceasefire agreement, which both sides did. Today, humanitarian actors delivered urgently needed medical supplies to several locations in Sudan. In addition, maintenance teams have been able to carry out repairs to begin restoring communications services in Khartoum and other areas of Sudan.
The facilitators of the agreement urged the parties to build on the positive progress made today and uphold their commitments for the remainder of the short-term ceasefire agreement.
Both parties must put the needs of the Sudanese people first and abide by the terms they agreed upon several days ago.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States of America call on the parties to abide by their obligations under the Ceasefire Agreement, and to take the necessary steps to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian assistance and the restoration of basic services.
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