On Sunday, Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi reiterated his nation’s unwavering commitment to preserving Sudan’s unity and territorial sovereignty. He further stated that Egypt is doing everything within its power to negotiate a ceasefire, stop the loss of life, and propel the peace process forward.
The Egyptian president reaffirmed his nation’s ongoing support for Sudan during this challenging period, underlining the long-standing historical ties that bind the two nations together.
President El-Sisi met with Malik Agar, the Deputy Chairman of Sudan’s Transitional Sovereignty Council (TSC), and his delegation. The Chief of the General Intelligence Service (GIS) of Egypt, Abbas Kamel, was also present at this significant meeting.
The key takeaway from this meeting was President El-Sisi’s emphasis on the need for a permanent ceasefire and the commencement of comprehensive peaceful dialogue. He stressed that these objectives should fulfill the aspirations of the Sudanese people for security, stability, and developmental growth and that all parties involved should focus their efforts on these areas.
President El-Sisi also used the opportunity to receive an update on the recent developments in Sudan from Agar. The Sudanese official briefed him on the ongoing efforts to achieve a resolution that safeguards the unity of the nation and discussed strategies for delivering humanitarian assistance to those affected by the conflict.
Agar commended Egypt’s relentless pursuit of peace and security in Sudan, particularly under the current critical conditions. He acknowledged Egypt’s hospitality in hosting the Sudanese diaspora, referring to it as their “second homeland”. He also recognized Egypt’s influential role in regional affairs and across the African continent.
Egypt, among other nations, will be participating in an upcoming high-profile pledging event in Geneva. This meeting, hosted by the UN, aims to bolster humanitarian efforts in Sudan. Egypt, alongside Germany, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UN, will co-host a donor conference in Geneva, intended to secure funding pledges for humanitarian relief efforts in Sudan.
During this event, donors will announce financial commitments to tackle the ongoing humanitarian crisis. Emphasis will also be placed on the importance of all parties involved in the Sudanese conflict adhering to International Humanitarian Law.
The humanitarian crisis in Sudan has escalated over the past two months due to the conflict, with the number of people needing aid reaching a staggering 24.7 million, more than half the population. So far, the revised Humanitarian Response Plan for Sudan has received less than 16% of the required $2.57 billion, and the Regional Refugee Response Plan, with a budget of $470 million, is only 17% funded. The plea to donors is to provide sustained and flexible financial support.