The United Kingdom and the United States have come together to urgently call for an immediate cessation of violence in Sudan, where clashes between the army and paramilitaries have resulted in nearly 100 casualties.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his British counterpart James Cleverly expressed deep concern about the ongoing fighting, emphasizing the threat it poses to civilians, the Sudanese nation, and the wider region.
In a joint statement issued during the G7 foreign ministers’ meeting in Karuizawa, Japan, Blinken and Cleverly highlighted the need for the generals involved in the conflict to prioritize the protection of civilians and non-combatants, including those from third countries.
They stressed the urgency of a ceasefire and a return to negotiations, urging the generals to put peace first and bring an end to the fighting.
Blinken further revealed that the issue had been discussed with allies in the Middle East and Africa, and that there was a strong shared view on the need for immediate action. Cleverly emphasized that the people of Sudan deserve peace and called upon the generals to prioritize negotiations to fulfill the aspirations of the Sudanese people.
As the situation in Sudan continues to escalate, the joint call from Britain and the United States underscores the pressing need for a resolution and an end to the violence.
The international community is closely monitoring the situation, urging the parties involved to prioritize peace and the protection of civilians in Sudan