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The Arab League stresses the need to stop armed clashes and preserve national institutions in Sudan

By Manal Abdel Fattah

Assistant Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ambassador Hossam Zaki, stressed the necessity of stopping the armed clashes in Sudan in order to stop the bloodshed and preserve the security and safety of the Sudanese people, their gains, territorial integrity and sovereignty, and to preserve Sudanese national institutions.

This came in a speech by Ambassador Hossam Zaki, during his participation on behalf of the Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, in the work of the extraordinary summit (42) of the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD), which was held today, Thursday, in Entebbe, Uganda, headed by President Ismail Omar Jelly. Republic of Djibouti (Chairman of the current session of IGAD).

In his speech distributed by the Arab League, Ambassador Zaki stressed the rejection of any external interference in internal Sudanese affairs, stressing the importance of supporting regional international coordination that aims to stop bloodshed and restore peace and stability in the country and the necessity of involving the Sudanese state in any regional or international initiatives that achieve this goal. .

He continued: “Unfortunately, the raging war still threatens peace and security in this great and dear Arab country and in the entire region,” noting that the Arab League has not stopped calling in its resolutions and meetings for the necessity of stopping armed clashes in order to stop the bloodshed and preserve the security and safety of the Sudanese people, their gains and unity. His lands and sovereignty.

He stressed that the Secretary-General of the Arab League was keen to support all forms of Arab-African and international coordination and cooperation to achieve that goal that we all seek, and the Arab League’s approach to addressing the crisis remains consistent and clear in accordance with the main determinants, which are the necessity of preserving the Sudanese state and its institutions, preventing its collapse, and preventing any external interference in it. Its internal affairs, full solidarity with Sudan in preserving its sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, and full support for efforts to achieve the conditions for a comprehensive and sustainable ceasefire, including the efforts of the Jeddah Platform, and any other efforts that lead to bloodshed.

He stressed the importance of supporting the launch of a comprehensive Sudanese political path that leads to the formation of a transitional government with specific, agreed-upon tasks, while recalling the importance of involving the Sudanese state in any regional or international initiatives that are being launched, and the centrality of the role of all neighboring countries, as they all stand on the front lines to confront the humanitarian and security burdens of the crisis. .

He stressed the importance of developing and strengthening cooperation and coordination between the League of Arab States, the United Nations, and the African Union, and finding a solution to the crisis on the basis of respect for Sudan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and achieving the fastest and best forms of humanitarian response to those affected in Sudan.

During his speech, Zaki stressed the Arab position on the Memorandum of Understanding for Partnership and Cooperation signed between Ethiopia and the Somaliland region in accordance with the decision issued by the Arab League Council at the ministerial level yesterday, Wednesday, which declared full solidarity with the Somali state and supported its position as This memorandum is null and void and unacceptable, and any legal, political, commercial or military implications arising from it are rejected.

In this context, he stressed that the Arab League considers the “Somaliland” region an integral part of the Federal Republic of Somalia and that any arrangements related to this region should result primarily from political dialogue among the single Somali people.

He pointed out that the League of Arab States has kept pace with the various challenges facing the Somali people over the difficult years of civil war, and the efforts of its various and successive leaders to restore their civil peace and political, social, economic and security stability, stressing that the Arab League will continue to support Somalia’s path to restore its national institutions and preserve Its territorial integrity and support in its war against terrorism.

He said that the Arab League hopes that this issue will be resolved as quickly as possible in accordance with the constants and principles of international law in order to achieve the peace, security and stability that Somalia and all the countries and peoples of the region deserve.

He pointed out that the current crisis between the Federal Republic of Somalia and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia following the latter’s signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Somaliland region, as well as the issue of supporting peace in Sudan, represent a priority on the Arab League’s agenda.
He stressed that the League of Arab States will remain keen to cooperate with IGAD in everything that would achieve good for the peoples of our region, based on charters, respect for everyone’s interests, respect for international law, the principles of good neighborliness, and non-interference in the internal affairs of countries.

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