JUBA, JUNE 4, 2023 (SUDANS POST) – The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) will next week convene a high-level meeting on the situation in Sudan where nearly two thousand people have been killed and over five thousand others have been wounded, according to a diplomat.
James Morgan, South Sudan’s ambassador to Ethiopia and the country’s envoy to IGAD, said the summit will take place on June 12, 2023, in Djibouti and will discuss the Sudanese conflict.
Morgan made the revelation following a meeting with President Salva Kiir Mayardit at the state house J1 on Wednesday.
Sudan plunged into a deadly conflict on April 15 after the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) launched attack on several government and army position including the residence of the country’s military leader General Abdelfattah al Burhan.
The conflict has resulted in the killing and displacement of a big number of civilians with calls from the international and regional communities for the parties to stop fighting.
Several ceasefire talks signed by the parties have been violated almost before they go into force and the Sudanese army last week suspended its participation in the talks over claims that the RSF does not respect the terms of the deal as they have not withdrawn from civilians’ homes and hospitals.