The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, on Tuesday evening, that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States of America reaffirm the importance of the ceasefire agreement and humanitarian arrangements in Sudan.
She stressed that the two parties in Sudan did not commit themselves not to seek military gains before the cease-fire, adding that Riyadh and Washington are calling for the commitment of the two parties in Sudan to the cease-fire.
The statement of the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated: “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States of America reaffirm the importance of the (short-term) ceasefire agreement and humanitarian arrangements in Sudan, which was signed by the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in the city of Jeddah, on May 20 2023 AD, five weeks after the ongoing conflict, the Sudanese people are in dire need of humanitarian aid and the return of basic services, which will be possible under the temporary ceasefire.
The signing of the cease-fire in Sudan in Jeddah (from the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs account on Twitter)
The statement added: “The facilitators (Saudi Arabia and the United States) noted during these talks that both sides did not commit themselves not to seek military gains during the 48-hour period, before the start of the ceasefire, and although the fighting in Khartoum is less intense than before, However, the facilitators informed both sides of the conflict of violations of the ceasefire, which included attacks in Khartoum and El-Obeid, air strikes and the exploitation of weapons.
And the statement continued: “Representatives of the Follow-up and Coordination Committee today in Jeddah engaged in constructive discussions about humanitarian aid and its delivery, and worked to include the leaders of the two parties to talk about allegations of violations of the ceasefire, and work to deliver humanitarian aid to provide relief to the needy.”
The statement concluded: “Given the continued suffering of the Sudanese people as a result of this devastating conflict, the Kingdom and the United States renew their commitment to the Sudanese people, and demand that the two parties abide by the commitments they signed to the temporary ceasefire to provide the necessary humanitarian assistance.”