South Sudan Urges Ceasefire to Halt Ongoing Conflict in Sudan
South Sudan supports regional calls for a ceasefire and an inclusive political process aimed at ending the violence in Sudan, an official said.
IGAD’s participation in attempts to put an end to conflict in Sudan was supported by the recent ministerial mechanism meeting held in Chad, according to acting foreign affairs minister Deng Dau Malek, who made the announcement on Friday.
He emphasised that South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has not wavered in his commitment to establishing peace and stability in neighbouring Sudan via peaceful dialogue.
According to the UN, the fighting between Sudan’s army and the Rapid Support Forces (SAF) has killed over 3,000 civilians and displaced about 4 million people, with up to 25 million people in the country in need of humanitarian relief.
Malek demanded a quick cease-fire and urged the contending parties to allow unhindered access to humanitarian relief for the distressed civilian population.
Continued Call for Peace
South Sudan continues to emphasize the urgent need for a ceasefire to halt the persistent conflict in neighboring Sudan. The call for cessation of hostilities reflects South Sudan’s commitment to regional stability and the well-being of the Sudanese people. The prolonged conflict has resulted in humanitarian crises, displacement of civilians, and loss of lives. By advocating for a ceasefire, South Sudan aims to create an environment conducive to diplomatic negotiations and peaceful resolutions, with the ultimate goal of achieving lasting peace in the region.
Diplomatic Engagement and Conflict Resolution
The reiterated call for a ceasefire highlights the significance of diplomatic engagement as a crucial step towards resolving conflicts. South Sudan’s insistence on the need for all parties involved to lay down their arms underscores the belief in the power of dialogue and negotiations to address grievances and find common ground. Such diplomatic initiatives not only prevent further loss of life but also pave the way for comprehensive peace agreements and long-term stability. By echoing the plea for a ceasefire, South Sudan reinforces the idea that sustainable peace can only be achieved through open communication, cooperation, and a commitment to finding solutions that benefit all stakeholders involved.
(Read Also: Oil Exports from Sudan Surge Despite Civil Conflict)
Subscribe to BNN Breaking
Sign up for our daily newsletter covering global breaking news around the world.