Anadolu Agency : Clashes renewed in Khartoum and the Sudanese army commented on stopping the Jeddah negotiations

President Abdelmadjid Tebboune , The second man in Algeria attends Erdogan's inauguration ceremony Anadolu Agency : Clashes renewed in Khartoum and the Sudanese army commented on stopping the Jeddah negotiations

Clashes renewed between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces, in the capital, Khartoum, the day after Saudi Arabia and the United States announced the suspension of the Jeddah talks between the two parties as a result of "gross and repeated violations" of the ceasefire.Violent clashes erupted between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces, on Friday, in the capital, Khartoum, the day after the suspension of negotiations in the Saudi city of Jeddah between the two sides.

Eyewitnesses told Anadolu Agency that clashes broke out with heavy and light weapons in the city of Omdurman, west of the capital, Khartoum.

According to witnesses, the military aircraft and artillery bombardment continued in the area south of Khartoum as well.

They stated that the battles are still going on in the vicinity of the "Tiba" camp (the largest headquarters of the Rapid Support Forces), south of the Sudanese capital.

For its part, the Sudanese army said, on Friday, that it was "surprised by the suspension of the Saudi-American mediation of negotiations (with the Rapid Support Forces) in the city of Jeddah without responding to proposals it submitted related to timetables for implementing the ceasefire agreement."

The army said in a statement: "Our delegation presented yesterday (Thursday) a proposal for a matrix (timetables) about which informal consultations took place with the mediators to implement the agreement (ceasefire) in a manner that establishes the continuation of negotiations."

He added, "However, the mediation surprised us by a statement that it suspended the talks without responding to our proposals, which it completely ignored and did not refer to in its statement, and this will not help reach just solutions that meet the desires of our people for security and peace," while there was no immediate comment from the Saudi-American mediation on this matter. Statement until 12.36 (GMT).

The statement continued, "The armed forces have repeatedly confirmed that their acceptance to enter into the Jeddah talks was aimed at discussing ways to facilitate the humanitarian aspects to alleviate the suffering of the Sudanese as a result of the ongoing operations, and in order to reach clear military arrangements that would end the rebellion and return our country to the path of democratic transformation."

He stated that "more than one armistice was approved despite the rebels' (rapid support) non-compliance with its requirements and their persistence in committing repeated violations of it, in addition to their failure to implement any of the points that were signed in the Jeddah agreement (ceasefire), which prompted us to take a decision to suspend negotiations." ".

He continued, "Our delegation remained in Jeddah in the hope that the mediation will take a fair and more effective approach that guarantees adherence to what has been agreed upon."

The Sudanese army called on the mediation to continue its efforts to persuade the "rapid support" forces to implement the requirements of the armistice and the temporary ceasefire, in order to return to the negotiating track.

On Thursday, Saudi Arabia and the United States announced, in a joint statement, the suspension of the Jeddah talks between the parties to the conflict in Sudan, as a result of the "gross and repeated violations" of the ceasefire.

The two countries accused the two parties to the conflict of "claiming to represent the interests of the Sudanese people, but their actions increased their suffering and endangered national unity and regional stability," according to the statement.

This statement came after the Sudanese army announced, on Wednesday, that it would suspend its participation in the Jeddah talks due to "the Rapid Support Forces' failure to implement the terms of the agreement and the continued violations."

On May 26, Saudi Arabia and the United States announced the agreement of the two parties to the conflict in Sudan to extend the ceasefire agreement signed between them, for an additional 5 days.

Since last April 15, large-scale clashes have erupted in a number of Sudanese cities between the army, led by Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the Rapid Support Forces, led by Muhammad Hamdan Dagalo, "Hamidti", killing and wounding hundreds, most of them civilians.

President Abdelmadjid Tebboune , The second man in Algeria attends Erdogan's inauguration ceremony

Algeria - Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune assigned the Speaker of the National Assembly, Saleh Gojel, to represent him at the inauguration ceremony of the President of the Turkish Republic, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, following his re-election as president of the country, according to a statement by the Presidency of the Republic.

Last Wednesday, President Tebboune received an invitation from his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to attend his inauguration ceremony as president for a third term, during a phone call between them, in which Tebboune renewed his warm congratulations in his own name, and in the name of the Algerian people, for Erdogan's re-election for a new term, wishing him success. After this democratic victory made by the Turkish people.”

The Algerian president was among the first to congratulate his Turkish counterpart on the eve of his re-election. Tebboune said in the text of the message published by the Presidency of the Republic: “Your election for a new term at the head of the sister Republic of Turkey truly reflects the popular rally around your rational policy and its absolute support for your wise leadership in the path of sustainable development, and in overcoming major challenges internally, regionally and internationally. It is also a recognition of what you have presented.” From clear and sublime services to your brotherly people.”

Tebboune expressed his confidence that Erdogan's new mandate will enable him to strengthen this trust and multiply the achievements and gains achieved at all levels, taking the opportunity to praise the distinguished bilateral relations between the two countries. He also expressed his strong will to work together with Erdogan in order to continuously enhance coordination and consultation to advance bilateral relations to the highest levels, in a manner that responds to the aspirations and aspirations of the two brotherly peoples, in light of the outcomes of the first meeting of the Supreme Cooperation Council that was held in Ankara in May 2022.

A day before the Turkish president was re-elected, he announced the appointment of the former Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ammar Balani, as Algerian ambassador to Turkey, to succeed the current ambassador, Sofiane Mimouni. The Foreign Ministry stated that the Turkish authorities agreed to accredit Ammar Balani as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Algeria to Turkey. Blani, who held the position of ambassador to Algeria in Brussels, is considered one of the most prominent diplomats and the most present in the recent period, which indicates the importance of Turkey in the Algerian diplomatic equation.

The Algerian-Turkish relations are at their best, as President Erdogan was the first to visit Algeria after President Tebboune came to power, on January 26 and 27, 2020, and this was followed by a series of visits and meetings, which culminated in President Tebboune’s visit to Turkey early last year.

Algeria was keen on a high representation at the Turkey-Africa Summit in December 2021, where the Prime Minister, Ayman bin Abdelrahman, attended the conference and was welcomed by President Erdogan. On the economic front, Algeria is today Turkey's second trading partner in Africa after Egypt and remains the first destination for Turkish foreign direct investment in the continent. The two countries currently aspire to raise trade exchange to $10 billion, according to President Tebboune's assertion.

In a reading by political science and international relations professor Ammar Tayssa, Turkish-Algerian relations have always been in their traditional contexts based, according to him, on the principle of mutual respect without diving into the deep roots of the common history between the two countries.

Taissa explained that the relations have assumed an important economic nature in recent years, which made Algerian President Abdel Majid Tebboune, during his recent visit to Turkey, describe them as very solid, given the volume of investments formed by the Turkish-Algerian partnership, especially contracting investments in the field of construction and construction. Reconstruction, especially during the era of President Erdogan.

The analyst highlighted that, given the intersection of common economic interests, it is in Algeria's interest for Erdogan to remain at the head of the regime in Turkey, especially since the Turkish role regionally did not harm Algerian national interests. The Turkish role in Libya was not in conflict with Algerian interests, according to his reading, in addition to the points of agreement. In regional issues, especially the Palestinian issue.

Tayssa concluded that the two countries' harmonious positions would enhance joint cooperation in various fields, especially since the industrial and technological development that Turkey witnessed under Erdogan's rule is a useful experience for Algeria and will inevitably lead to advancing economic, scientific and technological cooperation to the furthest limits.
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