Sudan Conflict: US Secretary of State Announces Three-Day Ceasefire

US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, announced Monday that the rival generals involved in Sudan’s conflict accepted a three-day nationwide ceasefire in an attempt to end violence.

“Following intense negotiation over the past 48 hours, the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have agreed to implement a nationwide ceasefire starting at midnight on April 24, to last for 72 hours,” affirmed Blinken in a statement.

Blinken added that “during this period, the United States urges the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) to immediately and fully uphold the ceasefire,” noting that the US will work with its partners to establish a “committee” to oversee the negotiation of a permanent cessation of hostilities in Sudan.

In a similar context, Blinken met, on Monday, with his Kenyan counterpart, Alfred Nganga Mutua, to discuss the Sudanese conflict. Blinken increased in this regard his exchanges with the rival generals, regional countries, and the African Union (AU).

Following the outbreak of the clashes between the army and paramilitaries on April 15, several countries have decided to repatriate their nationals and diplomatic personnel from Sudan. 

In this regard, His Majesty King Mohammed VI has instructed the repatriation of Moroccans residing in Sudan or whose presence in the country coincided with the conflict.

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