Bogdanov and Sudanese Ambassador Discuss Resolving Crisis in Sudan

03 April

Mikhail Bogdanov, the Russian Presidential Special Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister, held talks with Sudanese Ambassador to Moscow, Mohammed Sirraj, regarding the tasks aimed at resolving the conflict within the republic.


"The conversation primarily centered on the evolving situation in Sudan, particularly amidst the ongoing military and political crisis. The focus was on the imperative of addressing these issues to secure the unity, territorial integrity, and sovereignty of the Republic of Sudan," stated the Russian MFA.


Furthermore, the parties deliberated on enhancing relations between Russia and Sudan, with a specific emphasis on sustaining an active political dialogue. The meeting was convened at the initiative of the Sudanese diplomat.


The escalation in Sudan dates back to April 2023, triggered by disagreements between the chairman of the country's Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the army commander, Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo of the Rapid Support Force. Their dispute revolves around the timing and methodologies for establishing a unified armed forces, as well as the appointment of the commander-in-chief—whether it should be a professional military officer, advocated by al-Burhan, or an elected civilian president, as insisted by Dagalo.


Clashes erupted between the RSF and the army in Merowe and Khartoum on April 15 last year, subsequently spreading to other regions of Sudan. The conflict has resulted in thousands of casualties and tens of thousands of injuries. Although a series of consultations were held in Jeddah in 2023 between the warring factions, and ceasefire agreements between the army and special forces were announced repeatedly, none of the accords have been fully implemented.



GSV "Russia - Islamic World"

Based on materials from TASS