Axios: 'Israel' in talks with Sudanese parties for ceasefire
According to Cohen and Levy, both Sudanese generals are giving the impression that they were considering the Israeli proposal in a positive light, adding that the Biden administration was consulted and informed.
"Israel" has offered to host both parties involved in the conflict in Sudan in an effort to reach a cease-fire agreement, three Israeli Foreign Ministry officials told Axios.
The proposal was handed to Army chief Gen. Abdul Fattah al-Burhan and Rapid Support Forces (RSF) head Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, known as Hemedti, as Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen and director general of the Israeli Foreign Ministry Ronen Levy remained in direct contact with both Sudanese generals.
According to Cohen and Levy, both Sudanese generals gave the impression that they were considering the proposal in a positive light, adding that the Biden administration was consulted and informed.
In a statement to Axios, Cohen revealed that since he last visited Khartoum in February in an effort to reach a peace treaty between "Israel" and Sudan, he has been fortifying relations with different individuals in the country.
“Since the fighting started in Sudan, Israel has been working in different channels in order to reach a ceasefire. The progress we have made with the two parties is very encouraging. If there will be a way that Israel could help in stopping the war and the violence in Sudan we will be very happy to do it," Cohen said.
Fighting in Sudan's capital entered a second week Saturday as crackling gunfire shattered the temporary 72-hour truce, marking the latest battles between forces of the rival generals which left hundreds dead and thousands wounded.
This comes as the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced on Monday evening that Sudan's warring generals have agreed to a three-day ceasefire beginning Tuesday.
"Following intense negotiation over the past 48 hours, the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have agreed to implement a nationwide ceasefire starting at midnight on April 24, to last for 72 hours," Blinken announced before urging "the SAF and RSF to immediately and fully uphold the ceasefire."
According to Blinken, the US has conjointly been working with allies to form a committee that would negotiate a permanent truce in Sudan.