Although al-Burhan has agreed to meet with the RSF’s Daglo amid an extension of the ceasefire timeframe, no location has been specified for the meeting to take place.
South Sudan’s Acting Foreign Minister, Deng Dau Malek, confirmed on Wednesday that Sudan’s army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has agreed to speak with the RSF General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo or Hemedti, but no location has been specified.
According to the South Sudanese foreign ministry on Monday, President Salva Kiir contacted both parties to extend the 72-hour ceasefire beyond Wednesday to make way for peace negotiations.
Malek told Sky News Arabia that al-Burhan was requested to hold a meeting by the president with either Hemedti or his representative.
“Burhan agreed in principle to the possibility of holding talks with Daglo … Our president is trying to reach Daglo to offer the possibility of meeting with Burhan,” Malek was quoted saying.
The Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have exchanged blame for violating the 72-hour truce to open up humanitarian corridors. The RSF accused the Sudanese army of bombing its positions in the presidential palace in Khartoum.
After earlier attempts for a ceasefire in Sudan had failed, the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced last Monday that Sudan’s warring generals have agreed to a three-day ceasefire beginning Tuesday.
The army confirmed its commitment to the truce, on the condition that the RSF commit to stopping all hostilities, which have already caused, per the United Nations, the death of at least 459 people and more than 3,700 have been injured as a result.