America News Desk!! UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called on the leaders of the Sudanese Armed Forces and Rapid Support Forces to immediately end hostilities and start negotiations to resolve the crisis in Sudan. Guterres made the appeal before delivering his opening speech at the UN Forum on Financing for Development, Xinhua news agency reported. They strongly condemned the outbreak of fighting in Sudan, noting that the situation had already caused terrible loss of life, including many civilians. Sudan has been witnessing armed conflict between the Sudanese Army and the Rapid Support Force since 15 April. At least 97 people have been killed and hundreds of others injured since the start of the conflict, according to the non-governmental body, the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors.
I condemn the deaths and injuries of civilians and humanitarian workers, and the targeting and looting of the compound, Guterres said. I remind all parties of the need to respect international law, including ensuring the safety of all United Nations and allied personnel and humanitarian aid workers. Guterres said he spoke with the two Sudanese leaders during the weekend and is actively negotiating with leaders of the African Union, the Arab League and across the region. They reaffirmed that the Sudanese people have the full support of the United Nations in their efforts to restore democratic transition and build a peaceful, secure future.
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