Europe News Desk!!! The Tripartite Mechanism, which brings together the African Union, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development and the United Nations, has called for the full implementation of the ceasefire in Sudan. The members of the tripartite mechanism made the call in a joint statement issued on Friday. The members of the Trilateral Mechanism and the Quad welcome the announcement by the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) to extend the current ceasefire for an additional 72 hours and call for its full implementation, the statement said. They also welcomed the readiness of the two Sudanese warring factions to engage in dialogue towards ending hostilities and ensuring unimpeded humanitarian access, Xinhua news agency reported. This initial phase of diplomacy will contribute to action on the development of a de-escalation plan to establish a process for a permanent cessation of hostilities, as outlined in the African Union communique of 20 April, the statement said. Since mid-April, there has been an ongoing military conflict between the Sudanese Army and the RSF. The country has been grappling with a political crisis since Sudanese army commander Abdel Fattah al-Burhan declared a state of emergency in October 2021 and dissolved the government along with the Sovereign Council.
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