Saudi Arabia, US Say Warring Factions in Sudan Agree to Temporary Ceasefire

The ceasefire will take effect at 9:45 p.m. Khartoum time (1945 GMT) on Monday. SPA
The ceasefire will take effect at 9:45 p.m. Khartoum time (1945 GMT) on Monday. SPA
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Saudi Arabia, US Say Warring Factions in Sudan Agree to Temporary Ceasefire

The ceasefire will take effect at 9:45 p.m. Khartoum time (1945 GMT) on Monday. SPA
The ceasefire will take effect at 9:45 p.m. Khartoum time (1945 GMT) on Monday. SPA

Sudan's army and the Rapid Support Forces signed an agreement late on Saturday for a seven-day ceasefire, the sponsors of the talks, Saudi Arabia and the United States said in a joint statement.

The ceasefire will take effect at 9:45 p.m. Khartoum time (1945 GMT) on Monday.

This agreement that was signed in Jeddah will be enforced by a Saudi-US and international-supported monitoring mechanism, the statement said.

The Monitoring and Coordination Committee is to be made up of three representatives each from the US and Saudi Arabia and three representatives from each party.

“Both parties have conveyed to the Saudi and US facilitators their commitment not to seek military advantage during the 48-hour notification period after signing the agreement and prior to the start of the ceasefire,” it said.

The agreement also calls for distributing humanitarian assistance, restoring essential services and withdrawing forces from hospitals and essential public facilities.



Saudi Leadership Congratulates King of Spain on Anniversary of Accession to Throne

File photo of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Saudi Crown Prince . SPA
File photo of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Saudi Crown Prince . SPA
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Saudi Leadership Congratulates King of Spain on Anniversary of Accession to Throne

File photo of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Saudi Crown Prince . SPA
File photo of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Saudi Crown Prince . SPA

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has sent a cable of congratulations to Spanish King Felipe VI on the anniversary of his accession to the throne.
The Saudi King wished King Felipe VI continued good health and happiness, and the government and people of Spain steady progress and prosperity.

Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, has also sent a cable of congratulations to the Spanish King, wishing him continued good health and happiness and the government and people of the Kingdom of Spain steady progress and prosperity.