10 days of endeavors.. Will it end with Al-Burhan and Hamidati meeting?

After the last short truce, which ended on Sunday, allowed a rare opportunity for the besieged Sudanese to get out and stock up on food and other basic supplies, clashes flared up again in Sudan between the army and the Rapid Support Forces.

Attention was drawn to the Quartet, which includes Ethiopia, Somalia and South Sudan, and is chaired by Kenya, which is expected to launch a series of meetings that will last approximately 10 days, in order to bring together the leaders of the Sudanese army, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, and the Rapid Support Forces, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, nicknamed Hamidti. In direct talks, in order to find a permanent solution to the crisis, according to what was concluded yesterday, Monday, by the “IGAD” summit held in Djibouti.

Modest hopes

However, many observers diluted the hopes attached to these endeavors, ruling out the success of the two men sitting face to face together, in light of the events that took place between them since mid-April, and amid the lack of trust between them at the present time.

They also saw that the short truces did not hold even between the two sides, which indicates that any direct meeting between the two generals will not happen soon.

To that, I was excluded Sources in the Sovereignty Council Which is headed by Al-Burhan, that the latter agree to the African proposal to hold a meeting with Hamidti.

For his part, the head of the Sudanese National Salvation Forces Alliance, Othman Baunin, in contact with Al-Arabiya / Al-Hadath, downplayed the importance or effectiveness of African initiatives, whether issued by the African Union or IGAD, considering that the African Union has so far satisfied itself with contacts only, despite the outbreak of war 60 days ago. “.

Involvement of civilian forces

On the other hand, the former director of the Research Center in the Sudanese Armed Forces, Major General Osama Mohamed Ahmed, saw that the army is open to all negotiating platforms and welcomes the IGAD initiative. However, he considered, in connection with the incident, that there is a reservation about one of the items of that initiative, which is the involvement of civilian forces in this upcoming dialogue, especially since the camp is originally a military one between the army and the Rapid Support Forces.

Kenyan President William Ruto announced yesterday that East African countries will hold direct meetings with leaders from the army and the Rapid Support Forces within 10 days to discuss stopping the war and humanitarian corridors.

He also stressed that his country will be committed to bringing the two generals together in a face-to-face meeting to find a permanent solution to the crisis. “In the next three weeks, we will start a comprehensive national dialogue process,” he added, adding that a humanitarian corridor will be established within two weeks to facilitate the delivery of aid.

It is noteworthy that the conflict that broke out between the two major military forces in the country, since April 15, resulted in hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries, while chaos prevailed in many regions, especially Khartoum and the Darfur region, amid international fears that the flame of tension would spread if the war was prolonged to other countries. neighborhood, or turn into a civil and tribal war.

Dozens of previously announced truces between the two parties did not hold, as they were breached in the first hours of their entry into force, despite the two sides’ pledge in the Jeddah negotiations to commit to protecting civilians, facilitating the delivery of humanitarian aid, and withdrawing from hospitals in an agreement signed on May 20.

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