Egypt Calls Sudanese Civil Society and Political Groups to Conference for Peace Talks

Egypt extends an invitation to Sudanese civil society and political factions for a conference aimed at finding solutions to the ongoing war in Sudan. The Egyptian foreign ministry, in a press release, disclosed plans for the late June gathering, intending to foster consensus among various Sudanese entities for establishing enduring peace through an internal national dialogue.

The conference represents the latest initiative by Sudan’s neighboring countries to address the persistent conflict, which has entered its second year. Despite previous attempts by regional actors such as IGAD, Ethiopia, and Kenya, to broker peace deals, tangible results have remained elusive.

Notably, several Sudanese civil and political organizations, including those united under the Taqadum umbrella led by former Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, are expected to participate. Taqadum previously inked an agreement with the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), a key party in the conflict, to oversee civil and political affairs in areas under RSF control. However, this move was met with criticism from the military, alleging Taqadum’s alignment with rebel factions—an accusation vehemently denied by the group, emphasizing its commitment solely to peace efforts.

The forthcoming conference signals a renewed regional push to facilitate dialogue and reconciliation within Sudan, highlighting the imperative of Sudanese-led initiatives to chart a path towards sustainable peace and stability.

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