On Monday, Saudi Arabia and the United States welcomed the agreement of the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces to extend the ceasefire agreement for 5 days.
The US State Department’s Office of African Affairs said, “The extension of the truce in Sudan will allow time for more humanitarian assistance and the restoration of basic services.”
The Sudanese capital, Khartoum, witnessed relative calm, as the short-term ceasefire agreement between the army and the Rapid Support Forces entered its final hours, today, Monday, before reaching an agreement to extend it.
A power struggle between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces erupted on April 15, leaving hundreds dead and nearly 1.4 million people fleeing their homes.
Earlier, the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces said they were considering extending a week-long ceasefire agreement brokered by Saudi Arabia and the United States, with the aim of allowing the distribution of humanitarian aid, which ends at 09:45 on Monday evening.
And Saudi Arabia and the United States announced, on Sunday, that both the army and the Rapid Support Forces had repeatedly violated the truce, obstructing the arrival of humanitarian aid and the restoration of basic services.