The warring sides in Sudan accused each other of not following Saturday’s ceasefire, with each side holding the other responsible for violations.
The Sudanese army said on Saturday that it had foiled an attempt by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) to seize power in Sudan, backed by parties inside and outside the country, without identifying those parties.
“The conspiracy was large and was planned by entities inside and outside the country, but it was foiled due to the determination of the armed forces,” the army said in a statement.
“The insurgents’ attempt to seize power under political cover has failed,” the army said.
The military described the ongoing clashes with the RSF as “a battle in which there is no room for false neutrality”, pledging that they would “soon achieve victory, and defend the Sudanese state and its established institutions”. Will protect
The army renewed its call on RSF members to “desist from sabotaging the country and join the ranks of the armed forces”.
On the other hand, the RSF accused the Sudanese army of violating the humanitarian ceasefire between them.
In a statement on Twitter, RSF said the Sudanese army launched an air and artillery attack on several “posts of our forces and several residential areas” in Khartoum on Saturday morning.
RSF renewed its pledge to abide by the declared truce “to provide citizens with their basic needs and to open safe routes to facilitate the evacuation of foreign nationals”.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the fight for power in Sudan is “unacceptable and unfair”, affirming that the Sudanese people aspire to a civil and political leadership.
In a statement on Saturday, Guterres stressed the need to end the conflict in Sudan and reach a permanent ceasefire; So that the country can return to dialogue and stability and pave the way for democratic transformation.
He said the warring sides have reached a ceasefire, but fighting is returning.
He added that the United Nations (UN) will not give up on Sudan, and it will work hard to provide security conditions and humanitarian assistance for the Sudanese people, especially as the country suffers from fragile economic conditions and major humanitarian and security problems.
Guterres stressed the need for al-Burhan and Hamedati to show moral responsibility so that Sudan is not destroyed and fragmented, stressing that the eruption of an ethnic conflict in the country is an international concern in light of the continuing conflict in the country. Fear. Darfur; It is a constant threat to the region.
He noted that international organizations – the United Nations, the African Union (AU), IGAD, and the Arab League (AL) – have called for a ceasefire in Sudan.
He pointed out that a dialogue must be established between the conflicting parties in order to reach an agreement, explaining that there are many actors in Sudan that must be involved to resolve the current crisis.
The UN Secretary-General invited them – as well as the heads of state of Kenya, South Sudan and Djibouti – to unite as an international community; Creating favorable opportunities and negotiating with conflicting parties.
He confirmed that the currently announced ceasefire in Sudan is the third in the last 72 hours, noting that the bombardment is still ongoing; The death toll has increased and the suffering of the Sudanese people has increased.
In Cairo, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry received a phone call from South Sudan’s Acting Foreign Minister Deng Daw for consultations on the current crisis in Sudan.
The official spokesman for the foreign ministry, Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zeid, said the call included a review of efforts made by both sides to promote and support a permanent ceasefire in Sudan.
This comes on the basis of the Egyptian-South Sudanese Initiative agreed upon during contacts between President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and President Salva Kiir on 16 April.
Minister Shoukry stressed during the call that Egypt and South Sudan are among the countries most affected by the ongoing conflict in Sudan, especially in light of the existence of large common borders between the two countries and the State of Sudan.
Both sides emphasized that the interest of the fraternal Sudanese people remains the main concern and goal behind the efforts of both countries.