A summit of neighboring countries is being held in Chad to put an end to the war in Sudan. The escalating conflict has been ongoing for over four months, and Sudan is facing numerous crises resulting from the conflict between the Rapid Support Forces led by Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo and the Sudanese Army under the leadership of Lieutenant General Abdul Fattah al-Burhan. Many international talks have aimed to restore calm to the country, which has been devastated by the war.
Recently, a summit of neighboring countries was held in Egypt with the aim of ending the deadly conflict. Following this, the world’s attention shifted to an important meeting of foreign ministers from Sudan’s neighboring countries in Chad. This meeting is undoubtedly focused on formulating practical proposals that enable the heads of neighboring countries to take effective actions and find solutions.
The Chad Neighboring Countries Summit
Meetings of foreign ministers from Sudan’s neighboring countries were convened in the Chadian capital, N’Djamena, with the objective of suggesting ways to resolve the current Sudanese crisis. This meeting is in accordance with the mandate from the summit of heads of states and governments of the neighboring countries to Sudan, held in Egypt in the middle of last month.
Seven African countries are participating in the summit: Egypt, Libya, Chad, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Eritrea, and Ethiopia. During their meeting in Cairo on July 13th, they approved a communication mechanism led by the foreign ministers of the participating countries.
Objectives of the N’Djamena Meeting
Chad announced the convening of the first meeting of the committee of foreign ministers from Sudan’s neighboring countries on August 6th and 7th in N’Djamena. The main objective of the meeting is to propose solutions to the current Sudanese crisis, which has plunged Sudan into a severe war for more than four months, resulting in thousands of casualties and the displacement of millions of Sudanese people. Additionally, the meeting aims to draw partners’ attention to provide urgent responses to the escalating humanitarian crisis.
The meeting’s discussions will cover various aspects of the Sudanese crisis, including its security, political, and humanitarian dimensions, as well as its regional and international implications. The goal is to formulate practical proposals that enable the heads of neighboring countries’ governments to take effective actions and find solutions to end the current crisis.
A Beacon of Hope for Sudan
Sudanese political analyst Mohamed Elias says that the summit of neighboring countries in Chad carries the hope of taking a stand against external interventions, a sentiment shared by the Sudanese people. He added that the importance of the effort put forth by Sudan’s neighboring countries lies in the practical proposals that contribute to finding tangible solutions to end the tragic crisis. This month carries significant breakthroughs for halting the war and restoring stability in Sudan.