AU Chair Stresses Need for Respect, Extension of Recent Ceasefire in Sudan

The African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has called for respect and extension of the ceasefire agreed upon on April 30, 2023, by the conflicting parties in Sudan.

The African Union, IGAD, and UN have discussed today about ways of developing a joint de-escalation plan to the conflict in Sudan.

During the occasion, the chairperson said the objective of the meeting is to have a collective action in Sudan and to avoid incoherence that would bring dispersed action.

“Our priority today is to have the ceasefire respected and extended; and then ensure humanitarian assistance,” Faki Mahamat stressed.

According to him, the health system is completely broken and there is no water and electricity.

The chairperson appealed to the international organizations and neighboring countries of Sudan to help the Sudanese people who are in distress.

He emphasized the need to intensify efforts for the resumption of political process, saying that “our conviction is that there is no military solution to this type of crisis.”

Faki Mahamat, therefore, urged the international community to work in unison in order to attain result in the peace process.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency