Sudan Decries Rebel Militia Delays In Arbitrating Vote For Proposed Meeting—The Government of Sudan has expressed regrets over the procrastination by rebel militia leadership in arbitrating a vote for their proposed meeting.
This is made known in a statement on Wednesday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sudan.
It said, “The ministry reports that it has received a memorandum from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Djibouti, Chairman of the IGAD session, today, Dec. 27.
“It stated that the commander of the rebel Rapid Support Forces (RSF) was unable to arrive in Djibouti, to hold the meeting.
“The meeting was scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2023, in the capital, Djibouti, with Lt.-Gen. Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan Abdel Rahman, Chairman of the Transitional Sovereignty Council (TSC), for technical reasons”.
“It said, coordinating again to hold the meeting in January, 2024.
“It is worth noting that Rahman, out of his keenness, in his capacity as President of the TSC and Commander of the Armed Forces, must end the suffering of the Sudanese caused by the militia rebellion.”
The ministry further quoted Rahman to have formally expressed approval for the IGAD presidency to hold the meeting.
“He was ready to leave for Djibouti on Wednesday, Dec. 27, evening, until it was announced that the meeting had been postponed this afternoon.
“The government of Sudan regrets the procrastination of the rebel militia leadership in arbitrating a vote.
“We also regret its unwillingness to stop the destruction of Sudan and its people, and this is evident from lack of their response to attending tomorrow’s meeting,” it added.