Secretary-General of the Arab league Ahmed Aboul Gheit appealed to the Sudanese armed forces and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) to reach a ceasefire agreement and engage seriously in talks to restore stability in Sudan.
“The Saudi-American initiative to launch indirect negotiations between representatives of the Sudanese armed forces and the RSF in Jeddah Saturday to reach a ceasefire agreement deserves support, stressing the need to adhere to this opportunity,” Aboul Gheit said in his speech on Sunday, at the extraordinary session of the Arab League Council at the level of foreign ministers to discuss the developments in Sudan.
“The current conflict must not be allowed to escalate or turn – with or without interventions – into a first round in a war that divides Sudan into rival territories and makes it an arena for battles that threaten its existence, sovereignty and territorial integrity. . We have seen battles before and we are still suffering from their disastrous and even catastrophic results in some of our Arab countries,” he said.
Aboul Gheit condemned the seizure of the headquarters of the Arab Organization for agricultural development in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, and its transformation into a military barracks by the RSF that remained stationed around the headquarters of the organization for a while and then stormed it Saturday.
The spokesman for the secretary-general of the Arab League, Jamal Rushdy, said in a press statement (Sunday) that the league demands that the headquarters of the organization be immediately vacated of any military manifestations and returned to the Arab League, and warns against tampering with its property.