The agreement between the Sudanese government and paramilitary forces in the conflict sponsored by the United States and Saudi Arabia will come into force on the night of Monday, May 22. Efforts to de-escalate the fighting which has already entered its sixth week and which leaves more than 1.1 million internally displaced and refugees.
A new ceasefire signed in Sudan, a new attempt to resolve the current conflict. The agreement will go into effect on the night of Monday, May 22, and last for a week, but multiple violations of previous ceasefires by both factions cast doubt on its veracity.
“I spoke this morning with Sudanese General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan about ongoing negotiations to reach an effective ceasefire in the short term,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Twitter.
The cease-fire between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces (FAR) paramilitary group seeks to facilitate and restore humanitarian aid, the US secretary of state said, essential services that the Sudanese people “desperately need.” Blinken, through his spokesman, also asked General al-Burhan for “resilience” and “leadership” in achieving such a peace.