Al-Burhan renews his refusal to meet with Hemedti and insists on implementing the results of the Djibouti summit

The Transitional Sovereignty Council in Sudan renewed its refusal to hold a meeting between its president, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the commander of the Rapid Support Forces, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo (Hemedti), and stressed the importance of implementing the results of the recent summit of the Intergovernmental Authority for the Development of East African Countries (IGAD), which was held in Djibouti, to resolve the Sudanese crisis.

In its regular meeting, the Council stressed that the government believes that there is no need to hold an IGAD summit in Uganda as scheduled on January 18 to discuss the situation in Sudan.

The Sovereignty Council announced the day before yesterday, Saturday, that it had received an invitation from IGAD to attend the Uganda summit, considering that “there is no need to hold a summit to discuss Sudan before implementing the outcomes of the previous summit in Djibouti.”

On the other hand, Hemedti announced through his account on the “X” platform that he accepted IGAD’s invitation to attend the Uganda summit.

On December 27, Khartoum announced that Djibouti had informed it of postponing Al-Burhan’s meeting with Hemedti until the current month, after the two parties’ scheduled meeting in the Djibouti capital on December 28 was not possible.

On December 11, 2023, IGAD issued the final statement of the Djibouti Summit, indicating that Al-Burhan and Hemedti agreed to hold a bilateral meeting between them, approximately 7 months after the outbreak of fighting between the two parties in Sudan.

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