Sat. May 25th, 2024

The U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan, Tom Perriello, stated on Tuesday that the army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have not shown readiness to resume negotiations in the coming days despite formal invitations to return to the negotiating table.

The U.S. envoy arrived in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, as part of a regional tour to exert more pressure to end the conflict in Sudan.

Speaking during a meeting with Sudanese women’s groups, parties, armed movements, resistance committees, and professionals in Kampala, Perriello highlighted the urgency of ending the conflict, which has been largely neglected by the international community.

“The army and the Rapid Support Forces have not agreed to resume negotiations at the Jeddah forum in the coming days, despite the invitation reaching both parties,”  he said.

There were press reports about the imminent resumption of the Jeddah negotiations, and that both parties had received invitations to start the round.

Perriello noted that the U.S. administration gives special attention and greater focus to ending the war in Sudan, which has become a forgotten crisis not discussed by the world.

He emphasized that his country opposes power-sharing between the conflicting parties, explaining that they discussed this issue with the African Union, as a partnership between the two sides in governance would lead to further wars and necessitates forming a civilian government.

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