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Saudi Arabia welcomes the Security Council’s adoption of a ceasefire resolution in Sudan during Ramadan

By Manal Abdel Fattah

The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed the Kingdom’s welcome to the Security Council adopting a resolution by majority calling for a cessation of hostilities in the Republic of Sudan during the holy month of Ramadan.
The Kingdom expressed, according to a statement issued by the Saudi Embassy in Cairo, its hope that all Sudanese parties would adhere to the Security Council resolution in a way that would preserve Sudan and the lives of its people, and the spirituality of the holy month.
It renewed its call on all parties to adhere to the outcomes of the Jeddah talks aimed at achieving the interest of the Sudanese people by accelerating agreement on the project to stop hostilities and resolve the crisis through political dialogue, in a way that achieves stability and prosperity for Sudan and its brotherly people.

The UN Security Council called on Friday for an “immediate” ceasefire in Sudan during the month of Ramadan, as the situation in the country deteriorates, with millions of people threatened by famine.
Fourteen countries supported a draft resolution proposed by Britain, on which Russia abstained, calling for “an immediate cessation of hostilities before Ramadan” and asking “all parties to the conflict to search for a lasting solution through dialogue.”
The resolution also calls on both parties to the conflict to “allow full, rapid, safe and unimpeded humanitarian access, including across borders and across front lines” and urges them to protect civilians.
On Thursday, during a Council meeting, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued an appeal to “all parties in Sudan to respect the values ​​of Ramadan by ceasing hostilities.”
“The cessation of hostilities must permanently silence the weapons throughout the country and chart a firm path towards lasting peace for the Sudanese people,” Guterres added, warning of a humanitarian crisis of “massive proportions” and looming famine.
The ongoing fighting since April 15, 2023 between the Sudanese army led by Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and the Rapid Support Forces led by Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo (Hemedti), the former second-in-command in the military authority, has led to the deaths of thousands of Sudanese and the displacement of about 8 million others.

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