Sudan’s gov't welcomes final communique of Neighboring Countries Summit



Thu, 13 Jul 2023 - 11:32 GMT


Thu, 13 Jul 2023 - 11:32 GMT

CAIRO – 13 July 2023: Sudan’s government welcomed on Thursday the communique issued by the Neighboring Countries summit, which took place in Cairo at the invitation of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.

In a statement, the government said the summit came in line with the regional and international efforts towards adopting a comprehensive solution to the Sudanese crisis.

The Sudan’s Neighboring States Summit chaired by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on Thursday in Cairo, put forward eight demands for the conflicting parties in Sudan to avoid risks of destabilization in the region.

According to the communique that was stated by President Sisi, the participating countries [Egypt, Central African Republic, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Libya and South Sudan], and chairman of the African Union Commission and the secretary general of the League of Arab States agreed on the following:

1-Expressing their deep concern regarding the ongoing military confrontations and the continuous deterioration of the security and humanitarian situation in Sudan. The leaders also called on the parties to the conflict to de-escalate, and commit to an immediate and sustainable cease-fire to end the war, and avoid further loss of innocent civilian Sudanese lives, and further destruction of property.


2- Affirming their full respect for the sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of Sudan. The leaders agreed that the current conflict is an internal Sudanese affair, and stressed the need for ending any external interferences in the crisis. Such interferences protract the conflict and obstruct efforts to contain its escalation and reach an agreed settlement that will restore stability and security in Sudan.

3- Reiterating the importance of preserving the Sudanese State and its institutions, and preventing the fragmentation of the country, or its descent into chaos that could lead to the spread of terrorism and organized crime, and other serious impacts on the national security of neighboring states and overall regional.

4- Stressing the utmost priority of formulating a comprehensive approach to address the current crisis and its humanitarian ramifications pertaining to the internal displacement, as well as the growing influx of refugees fleeing the conflict to neighboring states, which is a challenging situation that creates growing pressure on the resources of neighboring states. The leaders called on the international community and donor countries to shoulder responsibility through upholding the pledges made at the “Ministerial-level Pledging Event to Support the Humanitarian Response in Sudan and the Region”, attended by Sudan’s neighboring states on June 19, 2023.

5- Expressing grave concern regarding the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Sudan, and condemning the repeated attacks on civilians, healthcare facilities, and public services outlets. The leaders also called on the international community to step up efforts to provide crucial humanitarian aid, and to address urgent shortages in food and medical supplies in Sudan, as a measure towards alleviating the serious hardships caused by the crisis on innocent civilians.


6- Agreeing to facilitate the entry of humanitarian aid provided to Sudan through the territories of neighboring states, in coordination with relevant international agencies and organizations, and to strongly promote the establishment of safe passage for aid deliveries to the most affected and vulnerable areas. In this context, the leaders urged various Sudanese parties to provide the necessary protection for humanitarian assistance and personnel, and to facilitate their mission in delivering assistance to those in need.


7- Emphasizing the pressing need for a political solution to stop the ongoing conflict. To this end, the leaders called for an inclusive and comprehensive national dialogue between Sudanese parties, prioritizing the aspirations and prosperity of the Sudanese people through the restoration of stability and security to the country.


8- Agreeing to form a Ministerial Mechanism comprised of foreign ministers of Sudan’s neighboring states to coordinate common efforts to resolve the current conflict.




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