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Saudi Arabia Welcomes Peace Deal between Sudan Govt., Armed Groups

Saudi Arabia Welcomes Peace Deal between Sudan Govt., Armed Groups

Monday, 31 August, 2020 - 17:15
Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, left, the head of Sudan’s sovereign council, lifting a copy of the signed peace agreement on Monday. (Reuters)

The Saudi Foreign Ministry welcomed on Monday the signing of a peace deal between the Sudanese government and five armed groups.

The agreement is an important step towards achieving the ambitions of the fraternal Sudanese people and their just hopes for peace, development and prosperity, it added.

The deal also bolsters Sudan’s sovereignty, independence, national unity and regional security, it stressed.

The Ministry hailed the will and efforts of the transitional government and armed groups for prioritizing national interests and reaching the agreement. It hailed in this regard the significant mediation carried out by South Sudan in helping reach the accord.

It called on remaining parties of the conflict to seize this historic opportunity and join the peace process.

The Foreign Ministry underscored the Kingdom’s complete support of Sudan as it pursues efforts to bolster its security and stability.

Sudan's power-sharing government signed a peace agreement with the country's five key armed groups on Monday.

The deal, signed in the South Sudanese capital Juba, offers the groups political representation and devolved powers, integration into the security forces, economic and land rights and the chance of return for displaced people.

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