June 6, 2023

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Blinken confirms continuation of ceasefire talks in Sudan, and Israel announces mediation between al-Burhan and Hamidi | news

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said his country is making efforts to end the fighting in Sudan, while Israel announced today that it has proposed a negotiated ceasefire between the leaders of the two sides to the conflict in Sudan.

In a press conference with his Kenyan counterpart, Blinken clarified that Washington is in constant contact with its partners in the region and abroad to achieve a permanent ceasefire in Sudan.

The US Secretary of State expressed his unequivocal concern about the role of the Russian “Wagner” group in Sudan and other African countries.

As for Kenyan Foreign Minister Alfred Mutua, he expressed his country’s concern over the interference of outside parties in the conflict in Sudan. The Kenyan minister said during the press conference that everyone should work for peace in Sudan and not take sides with any party.

Al-Jazeera reporter quoting private sources, the Sudanese army and Rapid Support Forces are heading for a new 3-day battle after contacts by the US administration.

Meanwhile, Israel announced today a proposed ceasefire between Sudanese army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Rapid Support Forces commander Mohamed Hamdan Tagalo (Hemeti).

Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen said Israel has been trying to reach a ceasefire through various means since fighting broke out in Sudan. He pointed out that the progress made in the talks between the two sides in the last few days is very promising.

Axios previously reported that the US administration had looked at the Israeli proposal for mediation, and that Israel was coordinating its efforts with it and countries in the region, including the United Arab Emirates.

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