Leaders from Sudan’s six neighboring nations met in Cairo for essentially the most high-profile peace talks since battle erupted throughout the northeastern African nation in mid-April
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FILE – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, attends a convention to assist Jerusalem on the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi is internet hosting a summit Thursday, July 13, 2023, concerning the Sudan battle that can embody the leaders of Ethiopia, South Sudan, Chad, Eritrea, Central African Republic and Libya.(AP Photograph/Amr Nabil, File)
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CAIRO — Leaders from Sudan’s six neighboring nations met in Cairo on Thursday for essentially the most high-profile peace talks since battle erupted throughout the northeastern African nation in mid-April.
The assembly, hosted by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, was attended by the leaders of Ethiopia, South Sudan, Chad, Eritrea, the Central African Republic and Libya.
Sudan has been rocked by violence since Apr. 15 when tensions between the army and the paramilitary Fast Help Forces burst into open combating.
The battle has killed greater than 3,000 folks and wounded greater than 6,000 others, Well being Minister Haitham Mohammed Ibrahim mentioned final month. The precise loss of life toll is probably going a lot larger, docs and activists say.
The combating has pressured greater than 2.4 million folks to flee their houses for safer areas contained in the nation, based on the Worldwide Group for Migration. Round 738,000 others have crossed into neighboring nations, the company mentioned.
Thursday’s assembly in Cairo comes weeks after talks within the Saudi Arabian metropolis of Jeddah broke down after each side repeatedly didn’t cease combating and violated cease-fire agreements. These talks had been brokered by Saudi Arabia and america.
El-Sissi defined in his opening handle his imaginative and prescient for ending the disaster in Sudan, together with an enduring cease-fire settlement, the institution of secure humanitarian corridors and a dialogue framework that would come with all of Sudan’s wide-reaching political forces.
The Egyptian president mentioned he hoped the summit would result in the formation of an “government motion plan to achieve a complete resolution to the Sudanese disaster.”
He gave no additional particulars concerning the plan.
The RSF and the army have agreed to not less than 10 cease-fires, lots of which had been brokered throughout the Jeddah talks. All the truces foundered.
Egypt has longstanding ties with the Sudanese military and its prime common, Abdel Fattah Burhan.