30 May 2023

KSA-US Statement: Extension of Agreement on Short-Term Ceasefire, Humanitarian Arrangements in Sudan

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Riyadh, May 29 (QNA) - The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the United States (US) announced on Monday that the representatives of the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces signed in the Saudi city of Jeddah a five-day extension to the May 20 Agreement on a Short-Term Ceasefire and Humanitarian Arrangements to provide more time for humanitarian actors to undertake their vital work.

A joint statement by both countries published by the Saudi Press Agency said that the two Sudanese sides affirmed their intention to use the five-day extension in order to implement the provisions of the first ceasefire that were not fully achieved, including further deliveries of humanitarian assistance, facilitation of essential services repair, and evacuation of armed actors from hospitals.

The statement added that both parties also agreed to discuss a longer-term ceasefire that could entail vacating forces from urban areas, including civilian homes, further removal of impediments to the free movement of civilians and humanitarian assistance, and enabling public servants to resume their regular duties.

KSA and the US reminded the parties that it remains incumbent on them to adhere to their obligations under the May 20 short-term ceasefire agreement and the preceding Declaration of Commitment to Protect the Civilians of Sudan.

Both countries also condemned continued airstrikes, attacks, and prohibited movements, urging that the parties honor their obligations to refrain from those acts during the five-day extension.



General, Gulf Region, GCC states, Saudi Arabia
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