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Omani welcomes the Security Council’s call to stop hostilities in Sudan

By Manal Abdel Fattah

The Sultanate of Oman welcomed the Security Council’s adoption of a resolution by majority calling for a cessation of hostilities in the sisterly Republic of Sudan, and considers this resolution an important step towards achieving stability and peace in Sudan. In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she stressed the importance of dialogue and political solution as a means of ending conflicts and strengthening national unity in Sudan in order to achieve opportunities for peace and stability for the brotherly Sudanese 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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