Sudan’s paramilitary RSF says it is ready to discuss extending truce

Sudan’s paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) said on Saturday it is willing to discuss the possibility of extending a ceasefire agreement with the Sudanese army that is due to expire on Monday.

The RSF “declares its full readiness to continue talks during the last two days of the truce under the auspices of the Saudi-American mediation to discuss the possibility of renewing the ceasefire agreement and humanitarian arrangements,” it said in a statement.

The warring factions signed a seven-day truce last Monday to secure safe passage for humanitarian aid and lead to wider talks sponsored by the United States and Saudi Arabia.

The Kingdom and US also encouraged the two parties to continue discussions in order to agree to an extension of the ceasefire.

“As facilitators of the agreement on a short-term ceasefire and humanitarian arrangements, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States of America call on the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces to continue discussions to reach agreement on extending the ceasefire that is set to expire at 9:45 p.m. Khartoum time May 29,” the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported early on Sunday.

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