Washington, 11 December 2023 (TDI): The United States welcomed the unconditional ceasefire between the Sudan Armed Forces and Rapid Support Forces mediated through the Intergovernmental Authority on Development in Djibouti.
This summit was held on 9th December in Djibouti, conducted by the IGAD, and convened the 41st Extra-Ordinary Session of the IGAD Assembly of Heads of States and Government. This development created flexibility between the SAF and RSF. This conflict has been raging since April 15.
General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, the Chairman of the Transitional Sovereign Council of the Republic of Sudan, suggested an unconditional ceasefire, which was subsequently approved by IGAD.
We appreciate the leadership of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development in addressing the Sudan conflict. Our commitment to collaboration with AfricanUnion and other partners remains strong as we work together to advocate for an unconditional ceasefire between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces, said in a statement Spokesperson of US Department of State Matthew Miller.
The country’s survival and regional stability are jeopardized by the ongoing violence. The summit held today represents a ray of hope. Peace is essential for Sudan, as emphasized by Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh, who serves as the chairman of the Eastern Africa bloc, in his post-summit statement.
In this regard, he demanded an urgent ceasefire in Sudan. According to the official facts, at least 12,260 victims have been killed and more than 33,000 injured in the conflict. This long-awaited agreement ended the humanitarian crisis where 6.8 million have fled their homes seeking safety in Sudan or neighboring countries.
Multiple times, the United States and the United Kingdom have expressed their concerns over the worsening situation in Sudan. Now, these two powers have welcomed the peaceful settlement with unconditional clauses.
The United States and the West particularly now focused on the Israel-Hamas conflict. However, the hegemony of the US is now under question; the people of Washington stand against the official policy of the Oval Office. In the coming election in the US, people would undermine the electoral legitimacy of the Biden administration through the right to vote.
Furthermore, Israel and the US are allegedly involved in human rights violations in Palestine where innocent children have raised questions about their right to live. Sudan’s peace restoration has opened the real eyes of the US in the context of human rights.