14 July 2023
President Ramaphosa hosts discussion with Deputy President of the Transitional Sovereign Council of Sudan
President Cyril Ramaphosa hosted a courtesy call yesterday on Thursday, 13 July 2023, by Mr Malik Agar Eyre Nganyoufa, Deputy President of the Transitional Sovereign Council of Sudan, which focused on recent events in Sudan and international efforts to end the conflict and violence.
The visit was a follow-up to a telephonic discussion between the President and Mr Nganyoufa on 2 July 2023.
Mr Nganyoufa briefed President Ramaphosa on the current conflict in the Republic of Sudan.
President Ramaphosa reiterated South Africa’s concern at the protracted nature of the conflict between the Sudan Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces and called on the Transitional Sovereign Council, including the Sudan Armed Forces, to urgently work towards a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Sudan.
South Africa believes this can be achieved through an inclusive dialogue process that will yield permanent peace for Sudan and her people and respect the commitment of all parties to the Juba Peace Agreement (JPA) signed on 3 October 2020.
President Ramaphosa conveyed South Africa’s willingness to play a role in an effort towards ending the conflict and violence if requested by the East African Intergovernmental Authority on Development, the African Union or other role players.
The leaders undertook to remain in contact on the situation in Sudan.
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Issued by: The Presidency