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Sudan Army Chief visits Eritrea to discuss conflict

September 11, 2023 at 6:49 pm

President of the Sudanese Transitional Council General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan (R) meets with Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on September 14, 2019 [EBRAHIM HAMID/AFP via Getty Images]

Sudan’s Army Chief, General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, held talks with Eritrean President, Isaias Afwerki, on Monday during an official visit to the Horn of Africa country, Anadolu Agency reports.

The talks between the two sides took up bilateral relations and ways of boosting them, Sudan’s ruling Sovereign Council said in a statement.

The Sudanese General’s visit to Eritrea was his 4th foreign trips since clashes between the Army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary group first erupted in April. He had earlier visited Egypt, South Sudan and Qatar.

In statements after returning to Khartoum, Sudanese Foreign Minister, Ali Al-Sadiq, hailed Eritrean support for Sudan in regional and international arenas.

He said the Army Chief’s talks in Eritrea focused on initiatives to address the Sudanese conflict and ways of restoring peace and stability to the war-torn country.

Al-Burhan’s visit to Asmara underlined Eritrea’s support for Sudan’s territorial integrity, he added.

More than 3,000 civilians have been killed and thousands injured since the outbreak of violence in April, according to local medics.

Several cease-fire agreements brokered by Saudi and US mediators have failed to end violence in the country.

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