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Arab FMs Form Liaison Committee to Reach Sudan Ceasefire: Egypt FM

May 8, 2023

Arab foreign ministers have agreed to form a liaison committee to help achieve a ceasefire in Sudan and install humanitarian corridors – demilitarized zones that allow for safe transit of humanitarian aid – according to statements from Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry during a press conference on 7 May. “The decision to form the liaison committee on Sudan reflects the necessity for Arabs to move immediately and effectively,” said Shoukry, affirming the pressing need to resume peaceful dialogue in Sudan. Egypt’s Foreign Minister added that the committee also aims to protect state institutions in Sudan from the threat of collapse. The Arab foreign ministers’ agreement came shortly after the Arab League’s extraordinary session, chaired by Shoukry, to tackle the issues of Syria, Sudan, and Palestine. The Sudanese conflict first began on the dawn of April 15th, between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), triggering geopolitical instability and worry for its neighbouring countries – as Sudanese and third-party nationals residing in Sudan fled the war-torn state en masse. Shoukry stressed the consequential impacts the Sudanese conflict has had on its neighbouring states, including Egypt, which has…

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