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OIC Welcomes Signing of Jeddah Declaration on Commitment to Protect Civilians in Sudan

Jeddah-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) welcomed the signing of the Jeddah declaration on the commitment to protect civilians in Sudan. In a press release, the Secretary General of OIC, Hissein Brahim Taha, expressed hope that this declaration would constitute an important step towards finally ending the armed dispute in Sudan and enhancing security, peace, and stability in the country.

Taha commended the great good efforts being used by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States of America to reach this goal, underscoring the importance of the commitment of the signing parties of the articles of the declaration to guarantee access to humanitarian and health aid to those in need who are suffering from the current humanitarian crisis in Sudan.

He noted the importance of continuing serious work [commitment of working with] within the Saudi-US joint initiative to reach an immediate and permanent ceasefire and a negotiable end to the crisis in Sudan.

The OIC secretary-general called on the Sudanese parties to work towards observing Sudan’s vital national interest of preserving its unity, state’s institutions, security, peace, political stability and economic development.

Source: Saudi Press Agency