Amidst a cautious calm that hangs over the capital, Khartoum, despite the sporadic clashes between the Sudanese army forces and the Rapid Support Forces since the signing of the armistice agreement in Jeddah and its entry into force last night (Monday-Tuesday), the United Nations Special Envoy to Sudan Volker Peretz said: The armed forces are led by Abdul Al-Fattah Al-Burhan and the Rapid Support Forces, led by Muhammad Hamdan Dagalo, realized that it was inevitable to sit at the negotiating table to end the war. He added that the two sides realized the need to open a new comprehensive political dialogue.
In an interview with United Nations Radio, he described the situation in Khartoum as relatively calm since the implementation of the Jeddah agreement for a 7-day ceasefire, pointing out that the two sides believed that the battle would not be long and that they would win within a few days, but I think they now realize that the continuation of the fighting will not It leads to the desired result, and that it is inevitable to sit at the negotiating table to end this war and find realistic solutions to matters, rebuild the state, and form a government that can lead the state in this difficult stage, including opening a new comprehensive political dialogue.
Peretz stated that the United Nations is determined to help the Sudanese to overcome this difficult ordeal, achieve peace and restore the course of the transitional process, saying: The United Nations is doing everything in its power on the political and humanitarian levels to overcome the terrible effects of the war, and to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance to millions of people. Sudanese inside and outside the country.
He stressed the importance of the Jeddah Agreement, stressing that the importance of this agreement lies in the fact that it is the first cease-fire agreement signed by the two parties, especially that it came with an understanding on a mechanism to monitor this short truce. He added that it would make it easier not only to monitor the compliance of the parties to the agreement, but also to name the party that does not comply.
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