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Ruto receives a briefing from Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu

Today, at Statehouse Nairobi, His Excellency President Dr. William Ruto, who is the Chair of the IGAD Quartet on the Sudan, received a briefing from Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, Executive Secretary of IGAD on the Jedda Process.

Dr. Wokneh was mandated by the Quartet to represent IGAD in Jeddah, as a co-facilitator together with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States of America, in a round of negotiations between the representatives of the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Response Forces (RSF) that sought to achieve agreement on two agenda: humanitarian assistance and humanitarian ceasefire that would guarantee humanitarian access and delivery.

The Executive Secretary informed that although the two sides agreed on the humanitarian assistance, owing to a number of factors, they had not engaged on the substantive matter of the ceasefire. He underscored the need to obtain an immediate ceasefire as a prerequisite for the provision of humanitarian assistance to the people in need across Sudan.

In view of the urgency of the situation, and especially the deteriorating humanitarian situation on the ground, with profound negative impact on the people of Sudan, consultations with IGAD leaders are ongoing on the next steps

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