Saudi Arabia and the US Announce that Representatives of the SAF and RSF Agreed to a 24-hour Countrywide Ceasefire Beginning on June 10 at 6:00 a.m. Khartoum Time

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Riyadh, June 9, 2023, SPA -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States of America announce that representatives of the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) agreed to a 24-hour countrywide ceasefire beginning on June 10 at 6:00 a.m. Khartoum time. The parties agreed that during the ceasefire they will refrain from prohibited movements, attacks, use of aircraft or drones, aerial bombardment, artillery strikes, reinforcement of positions and resupply of forces, and will refrain from seeking military advantage during the ceasefire. They also agreed to allow the unimpeded movement and delivery of humanitarian assistance throughout the country.
The facilitators share the frustration of the Sudanese people about the uneven implementation of previous ceasefires. The facilitators proposed this latest initiative in an effort to break the cycle of violence. If observed, the 24-hour ceasefire will provide an important opportunity to deliver humanitarian assistance and for the parties to undertake confidence-building measures which could permit resumption of the Jeddah talks. Should the parties fail to observe the 24-hour ceasefire, facilitators will be compelled to consider adjourning the Jeddah talks.
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