The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced today (Tuesday) its refusal to deploy any foreign forces in the country, which IGAD had demanded, stressing that it would consider them as aggressor forces.
In a statement, the Sudanese Foreign Ministry threatened to withdraw from the African organization, considering what was stated in the Quartet’s final statement regarding the absence of the Sudanese government delegation as inaccurate and unrealistic.
The Sudanese Foreign Ministry denounced the statements of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed about imposing an air embargo on Sudan, contrary to his understandings with the Chairman of the Sovereignty Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, denouncing the previous statements of Kenyan President William Ruto, which he repeated in the press conference after the Quartet meetings and did not clarify them.
The Sudanese Foreign Ministry’s statement welcomed the summit of Sudan’s neighboring countries, which will be hosted by Egypt next Thursday, devoted to discussing the crisis in Sudan, and said that it is consistent with its position that welcomed the Jeddah initiative.
Yesterday, the IGAD summit, hosted by the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, ended to discuss solutions to the crisis in Sudan, which angered the Sudanese because of its call for the deployment of reserve forces to East Africa, along with statements made by Kenyan President William Ruto and the Ethiopian Prime Minister. Abiy Ahmed, demanding the imposition of a no-fly zone and the disarmament of heavy weapons.
In turn, the Chief of Staff of the East African Reserve Force, Brigadier General Othman Muhammad Abbas, said that he had received orders to prepare for deployment in Sudan, but that it could only be implemented with the approval of the Sudanese government.