International Efforts to End Conflict in Sudan: Assistant Secretary of State Visits Addis Ababa
Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Molly Phee to Engage with African Leaders
Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Molly Phee, will be embarking on a crucial trip to Addis Ababa from July 10-11. The purpose of her visit is to engage with African leaders, including senior representatives from governments in the region. In addition, she will be meeting with key stakeholders from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the African Union Commission.
Seeking an End to the Conflict: African and International Partners Unite
The central message from African and international partners to the parties engaged in the conflict in Sudan is unequivocal – there is no military solution that will be deemed acceptable. It is essential for all parties involved to prioritize dialogue and peaceful negotiations in order to bring an end to the ongoing turmoil.
Urgent Plea to Sudanese Armed Forces: Cease Fire and Respect Humanitarian Laws
One of the key calls made by stakeholders is directed towards the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). They are urged to immediately halt all hostilities and return to their barracks. Furthermore, they must adhere to their obligations under international humanitarian law as well as international human rights law.
Ensuring Unhindered Humanitarian Access: A Priority
In order to address the pressing emergency needs of civilians affected by the conflict, it is crucial to ensure unhindered humanitarian access. The SAF and RSF are urged to facilitate humanitarian aid without any delay or hindrance. By allowing assistance to reach those in need, the human suffering can be alleviated to some extent.
Regional Unity against External Interference
A united front with regards to preventing external interference and military support has been stressed by countries in the region. This collective stand aims to avoid any exacerbation of the conflict and its subsequent prolongation. By maintaining autonomy and preventing external influences, the chances of achieving a peaceful resolution can be reinforced.
Support for Sudanese People: A Struggle for Freedom, Peace, and Justice
The international community stands in solidarity with the Sudanese people who are actively working towards resuming the political transition process. This transition holds the key to realizing the aspirations of the Sudanese population – freedom, peace, and justice. The support from various nations and organizations is aimed at bolstering the efforts of the Sudanese people on their journey towards a better future.
In conclusion, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Molly Phee, will be engaged in critical discussions with African leaders in Addis Ababa. The primary objective of these meetings is to emphasize the need for a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Sudan. The consensus among African and international partners is that a military solution is unacceptable. The Sudanese Armed Forces and Rapid Support Forces are urged to cease fire, respect humanitarian laws, and allow unhindered humanitarian access. Regional unity is critical in preventing external interference and prolongation of the conflict. Lastly, the international community extends its support to the Sudanese people in their fight for freedom, peace, and justice. Through collective efforts, it is hoped that Sudan can achieve lasting stability and prosperity.