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Sudan objects to holding a meeting of the Quartet mechanism

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Media and Spokesperson Department

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya invited the foreign ministers of the Quartet Mechanism to hold a meeting this afternoon, Monday, June 19, 2023.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs would like to state that the Government of Sudan has not welcomed and objected to holding this meeting, and that Sudan is not interested in its outputs because it is still awaiting a response from the IGAD presidency regarding the objection of the Government of the Republic of Sudan to Kenya’s presidency of the mechanism, and South Sudan’s continuation of its presidency.
The haste shown by the Kenyan government in dealing with this file and the statements issued by its officials, which indicate that it is guided by international initiatives, do not serve the principle of African solutions to African problems.
The Government of Sudan confirms its categorical refusal to reduce the Kenyan government in its invitation to the Quartet meeting to describe the conflict in Sudan as a fight between two generals. This is a misnomer between the institution of the national armed forces and the group rebelling against it.
The Kenyan government’s handling of the mediation file in this way contradicts the basic principles of IGAD represented in respect for the sovereignty of states.
Issued in Khartoum
Monday, June 19, 2023 AD

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