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US responds on Ruto report on Sudan conflict

US supports Ruto report adopted by the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD) to end conflict in Sudan.

The report resolutions arrived at on December 9 included ending President William Ruto’s role as Chair of the IGAD Quartet Group of Countries seeking to resolve the Sudan crisis. 

In a statement from the State Department, the US announced total support of the resolutions adopted by the IGAD.

“We welcome the Intergovernmental Authority on Development’s leadership toward resolving the Sudan conflict,” US State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller stated. 

Miller said that in order to bring political stability to Sudan, the US would keep working with IGAD, the African Union, and other organizations. 

The United States declared that it would advocate for the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces to cease hostilities without conditions.

General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, the Chairman of the Transitional Sovereign Council of the Republic of Sudan, had requested and IGAD had approved the unconditional ceasefire. 

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A report on the framework for establishing peace and security in Sudan was presented by President Ruto during the 41st Extraordinary Assembly of IGAD Heads of State and Government, which took place in Djibouti on December 9.

As Ruto’s term came to an end, IGAD expressed gratitude to the Quartet for carrying out its assignment and promised to continue pushing for its execution moving forward.

IGAD additionally decided to replace Ruto’s quartet with a new mediation team composed of reputable political and diplomatic figures. 

President William Ruto’s role in heading the peace process had been met with obstacles after General Abdel-Fattah Al Burhan accused him of taking sides in the conflict. 

Later, the two leaders mended their differences after a high-level meeting on November 13 at State House in Nairobi.

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