SAF and RSF delegates and mediators in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia during a previous round of talks. (Courtesy photo)

Sudanese unhappy with failure of the Jeddah talks to end war

A cross-section of Sudanese citizens have expressed sadness and apprehension over the news that the Jeddah negotiations in Saudi Arabia mediated by the latter and the United States of America have seemingly collapsed and failed to end the war between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

A cross-section of Sudanese citizens have expressed sadness and apprehension over the news that the Jeddah negotiations in Saudi Arabia mediated by the latter and the United States of America have seemingly collapsed and failed to end the war between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

On Sunday, the mediators suspended the negotiations indefinitely after the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) team officially presented their non-compliance with the agreed-upon confidence-building measures related to the arrest of several members of the former regime wanted for criminal offenses and who reside in areas under the army’s control.

“We regret the news of the suspension of the Jeddah negotiations which has caused general frustration for all Sudanese,” Mohamed Idris Khatir told Radio Tamazuj. “We were eager to hear good news about the progress of the negotiations.

He described the collapse of the talks as unjustified.

The suffering citizens urged the SAF and RSF to take into account the harsh conditions the Sudanese people are facing due to the raging war and the resultant collapse of the economy.

A lawyer, Siddiq Hassan Abdel Majeed, said the collapse of the talks was regrettable but hoped they would resume soonest.

“We regret the news of the suspension of the Jeddah talks but hope that the negotiations will resume and reach a permanent ceasefire followed by stability in the country,” he stated. “We hope that the Sudanese will feel safe because the entire population is currently suffering.”

Hassan also called on the warring parties to be considerate of the suffering of the Sudanese people.