Khartoum – Safa
The commander of Sudan’s armed forces, Abdel-Fattah al-Burhan, called on the United Nations to replace the UN’s special envoy for Sudan, Volker Peretz.
Al-Burhan said on Friday in a letter addressed to the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, that “the presence of Volker Peretz has become a source of negative consequences for the UN.”
He added, “What Volcker Peretz invested at the head of the mission does not help to implement the mandate of UNITAMS (the United Nations Integrated Transition Support Mission in Sudan) in a way that contributes to a successful transition process.”
“There is no escape from dialogue”
It is worth noting that while a cautious calm prevails in the capital, Khartoum, despite intermittent clashes between the army and the rapid support forces, since the signing of the short truce agreement in Jeddah and its entry into force on Monday night last Tuesday, erupted. He emphasized that the armed forces led by Abd al-Fattah al-Burhan, and the rapid support forces led by Muhammad Hamdan Degalo, known as the Medi, realized that there was no escape from sitting at the negotiating table to end the war.
He noted earlier on Friday that both sides understood the need to “open a new comprehensive political dialogue.”
He also saw that the situation is relatively calm in Khartoum, since the implementation of the Jeddah Agreement for a 7-day ceasefire. And he added, “Both sides believed that the battle would not last long, and that they would win in a few days, but I think they have now realized that continuing to fight will not bring about the desired result, and that there is no escape from sitting at the negotiating table to end this war, find realistic solutions to matters and build Renew the country, and before that, establishing a government that can lead the country in this difficult phase, including opening a new comprehensive political dialogue.
Giving the names of those who do not meet the requirements
He also emphasized in an interview with UN Radio that the UN is determined to help the Sudanese overcome this difficult ordeal, achieve peace and get back on track for the transition process, and said that “the United Nations is doing everything it can on the political and humanitarian levels to overcome the terrible effects left by the war, and provide life-saving humanitarian assistance to millions of Sudanese inside and outside the country.
As for the importance of the Jeddah agreement, which was signed last week, he believed that the importance of this agreement lies in the fact that it is the first cease-fire agreement signed by both sides, especially that it is accompanied by an understanding. A mechanism must monitor this brief truce. He added that it would facilitate not only the monitoring of the parties’ adherence to the agreement, but also the name of the non-compliant party.
Regarding the looting of UN warehouses in Darfur and elsewhere, as well as the theft of UN cars and offices, he explained that the UN is “studying, in cooperation with the Sudanese authorities, the possibility of providing supplies to Darfur from neighboring Chad. .” According to him, “About three weeks ago, aid began arriving at the port of Sudan by sea or air, and aid has already begun to be distributed to the areas in the east and Khartoum.
It is worth noting that since the outbreak of fighting between the army and the Rapid Support Forces on April 15, the humanitarian crisis in the country has worsened, and the conflict has forced more than 1.3 million people to flee their homes, threatening to destabilize the country. wider area.
More than 850 people were killed and thousands were injured, not to mention the material losses that befell Khartoum as a result of mutual shelling, the closing of banks and commercial establishments and the destruction of many of them as well.