Quad countries, UN, Africa groups welcome Sudan ceasefire extension

The African Union, United Nations and so-called Quad countries welcomed the 72-hour extension of a ceasefire by Sudan’s warring parties on Thursday and called for its full implementation.

“We also welcome their readiness to engage in dialogue toward establishing a more durable cessation of hostilities and ensuring unimpeded humanitarian access,” according to a statement from the Quad – the United States, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia – as well as the United Nations, the African Union and African trade bloc IGAD.

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