Djibouti(Mogadishu24)-The Government of Djibouti has announced that it will host negotiations next week with Sudanese Transitional Sovereignty Council President, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, and the Leader of the Rapid Support Forces, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo.

Mohamud Ali Yusuf, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Djibouti, shared on his “X” page, “Next week, as the chair of IGAD, Djibouti will also prepare the ground for Sudanese dialogue and will host a critical meeting.”

The Minister described the talks as crucial for making decisions on the long-running conflict in Sudan but did not provide further details.

Last Wednesday, the Sudanese government stated that Djibouti had informed them that the meeting between the President of the Transitional Sovereignty Council of Sudan, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, and the Commander of the Emergency Support Forces, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo (Hemetti), has been postponed until January.

The planned meeting between the two sides was supposed to take place in the capital of Djibouti last Thursday to resolve the war that erupted between them since last April.

This week, the Djibouti government has facilitated talks between Somalia and Somaliland, which ended in an agreement to key points including the commitment by both parties to resuming roadmap talks, focusing on addressing critical issues to achieve a lasting solution.

Somalia and Somaliland have agreed on the roadmap process and will establish a technical committee tasked with facilitating discussions within a 30-day timeframe.

The dialogue between Somalia and Somaliland mediated by Djiboutian President Ismail Omar, may have led to the postponement of the meeting between Sudanese warring parties.

Since mid-April 2023, the Sudanese Army and Rapid Support Forces have been involved in a conflict that has claimed over 12,000 lives and displaced more than 6 million, according to the United Nations.

The International Organization for Migration reported that over 6.3 million Sudanese have fled their homes to escape fighting between the opposing sides since mid-April.

The report highlighted that ongoing wars are severely impacting civilians, with widespread violations of human rights such as forced displacement and killings.

It further noted that 4,955,538 people have been displaced in 5,312 places across all regions of Sudan.

The International Organization for Migration also indicated that since the outbreak of war, 1,373,223 people have fled to neighbouring countries, including Chad, South Sudan, and Egypt.

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