Today, the US State Department confirmed the readiness of the two parties to the conflict in Sudan to discuss a permanent ceasefire that would lead to ending the current crisis.
Vedant Patil, deputy spokesman for the US State Department, said in statements that the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces, in contacts with US officials, expressed their readiness to discuss a permanent ceasefire agreement, in order to spare the country and its people more tragedies and losses.
He stated that violations of the ceasefire agreement between the two sides had been recorded over the past hours, but he stressed that "This does not mean the collapse of the current truce, which extends for 72 hours, as of last night".
In a related context, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken revealed that his country is working to extend the cease-fire in Sudan, noting that the recent armistice reduced violence and helped complete air evacuations. Yesterday, Thursday, the Sudanese Armed Forces announced their agreement to extend the 72-hour truce, which was scheduled to end by midnight last night, and to renew it for another 72 hours, starting with the end of the current truce.
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