Sudanese Warring Parties Agree to Convene for Cessation of Hostilities Deal: IGAD Secretary
Following the IGAD summit in Djibouti, Workneh Gebeyehu, the executive secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), announced that Sudanese warring parties have agreed to meet and sign a cessation of hostilities deal.
The summit was attended by Sudanese army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, who emphasized the possibility of a peaceful solution to the Sudanese crisis by addressing three key priorities.
During his speech, al-Burhan highlighted the importance of adhering to the Jeddah Declaration on Humanitarian Principles, signing a ceasefire agreement, and removing any obstacles that impede access to humanitarian aid. These priorities are seen as crucial steps towards resolving the conflict.
As part of the summit’s declaration, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, the leader of the Rapid Support Forces opposed to the Sudanese army, expressed his agreement to the ceasefire proposal put forward by IGAD during a telephone call.
This development marks a significant milestone in the efforts to achieve a cessation of hostilities and promote a peaceful resolution to the ongoing conflict in Sudan.