Kenya’s handling of the mediation file contradicts the principles of IGAD.

The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed its objection to the meeting of the foreign ministers of the Quartet Mechanism, which was called for by the Kenyan Foreign Ministry, noting that it is still awaiting a response from IGAD Presidency On its objection to Kenya’s presidency of the Mechanism.

And she explained in a statement today, Monday, that the Kenyan government’s handling of the mediation file contradicts the basic principles of the organization.

She also made it clear that Sudan is not concerned with the outcomes of the meeting, because it is still awaiting a response from the IGAD presidency regarding its objection to Kenya’s presidency of the mechanism, and South Sudan’s continuation of its presidency.

She said, “The haste shown by the Kenyan government in dealing with this file and the statements issued by its officials, which indicate that it is guided by international initiatives, do not serve the principle of African solutions to African problems.”

The Government of Sudan affirmed its “categorical refusal to reduce the Kenyan government in its invitation to the Quartet meeting to describe the conflict in Sudan as a fight between two generals, and in that designation is disgraceful between the institution of the national armed forces and the group rebelling against it.”

She added, “The Kenyan government’s handling of the mediation file in this way contradicts the basic principles of IGAD, which is respect for the sovereignty of states.”

What did the IGAD initiative include?

The IGAD initiative had proposed the formation of a quartet committee headed by Kenya to follow up on the Sudanese file, and to organize a “face to face” meeting between the army commanders, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, and the Rapid Support Forces, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, the two parties to the conflict to find a permanent solution to the crisis, provided that the body begins within 3 weeks to conduct a national dialogue. Sudanese civil forces also to discuss the country’s crisis.

It also included a discussion of opening humanitarian corridors with the two parties to the conflict, and a meeting between Al-Burhan and the leaders of South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti.

It is noteworthy that the conflict that erupted 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 extended to neighboring countries. , or turn into a civil and tribal war.

While the 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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