Thu. Jul 18th, 2024

Peace negotiations between Sudan’s warring parties will soon resume in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, under the auspices of Riyadh and Washington, media reported, after several months of behind-the-scenes talks aimed at stopping the war.

The ”African Intelligence” website, which reported the news, said that Riyadh, which is hosting this new round, agreed to Egypt and the UAE joining the negotiating table along with the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), from which Sudan withdrew last January.

Cairo is among the backers of the Sudanese army led by Abdel Fattah Abdel Rahman al-Burhan, while Abu Dhabi supports the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces led by Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo (Hemedti).

He said one of the main goals of the negotiations was to get the belligerents – Burhan and Hemedti – to sit down at the negotiating table face-to-face, something that has not happened since the outbreak of the war that ravaged Sudan a year ago.

The upcoming round of negotiations is expected to build on the results of secret talks sponsored by the UAE and Egypt in Manama in January and attended by US and Saudi representatives.

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