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68 Years On, US backs Sudan’s peace quest


Washington DC, 2 January 2024 (TDI): 68 years later, the US still backs Sudan’s quest for peace. The Republic of Sudan formally attained independence from the United Kingdom and Egypt on January 1, 1956.

However, until now, the country has suffered conflicts between the Rapid Support Force (RSF) and the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF).

The US Bureau of African Affairs released a statement that said, “The US regrets the country has failed to realize its promise and potential. We will continue to actively support all efforts to end the conflict so that the people of Sudan can realize the peace and justice they deserve.”

The US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken said, “This conflict has resulted in war crimes and ethnic cleansing. Furthermore, he added, “It has dangerously deepened divisions in Sudan along ethnic, tribal and regional lines.”

A year ago, Sudan welcomed the political process, and the US joined with the Sudanese people, hoping to restore their democratic transition. However, the country now faces the largest humanitarian and displacement crisis.

Secretary Blinken stressed that the country’s economy and infrastructure are in ruins. Many girls and women become victims of rape and live in terror. Moreover, he believes that SAF and RSF must end this brutal war and return governance to the civilians.

Also Read: Sudanese Prime Minister and US National Security Advisor exchanged bilateral commitments

For this reason, the US continues to stand with the people of Sudan and aims to work hard to end the conflict so that peace, security, and prosperity are ensured.

Reportedly, six people have been killed in an ambush by armed men in the Abeyi region which has been claimed by Sudan and South Sudan on national day this year. The 2018 peace agreement is on hold since the transitional government has been slow to unify sectors of the military.


Hamail Tahir
Hamail Tahir
A student of MPhil in Strategic Studies at National Defence University Islamabad (NDU). She is eager to understand the global changing dynamics and how states use their national interests to acquire regional hegemony. Her focus primarily lies in diplomatic and strategic initiatives during peace and conflict paradigms and can be reached at hamail.tahir@gmail.com

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