Prime Minister of the National Unity Government, Abdel Hamid Al-Dabaiba, received in Tripoli the head of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan (Al-Jazeera)

The head of the Libyan National Unity Government, Abdul Hamid Al-Dabaiba, discussed with the head of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council, Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, the mechanisms for reaching a peaceful solution to end the war in Sudan, while the head of the Libyan Presidential Council, Muhammad Al-Manfi, affirmed that his country supports Sudan’s unity and stability.

During his meeting in Tripoli with Al-Burhan - who is visiting Tripoli for the first time - Al-Dabaiba stressed the necessity of not looking for gains other than stopping the war in Sudan, and contributing to reaching a peaceful solution that meets the aspirations of the Sudanese people.

In turn, Al-Burhan appreciated the positive stances of the State of Libya towards Sudan, calling for and supporting Sudan’s unity, national security and stability, and rejecting negative foreign interference in the two brotherly countries.

Al-Burhan presented the difficulties that Sudan is going through, due to the armed conflict, and stressed the importance of Sudan’s stability and territorial integrity and his country’s desire to cooperate with Libya.

For his part, Mohamed Hamouda, the official spokesman for the Libyan National Unity Government, said, “Dubaiba stressed during his meeting with Al-Burhan that peace requires sacrifices, and that solutions must come from within Sudan.”

Al-Dabaiba added that Libya will continue to support the Sudanese people, especially in humanitarian aspects, noting that Tripoli attaches the utmost importance to helping Sudanese refugees in Libya.

Al-Menfi and Al-Burhan agreed to exchange delegations between the two countries and activate the agreements signed between them (Al-Jazeera)

A Libyan initiative

Al-Burhan's visit to Sudan comes after Al-Dabaiba announced, last Saturday, an initiative to "establish peace and ceasefire" between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces, which he revealed during a phone call he made with the Rapid Support Commander, Muhammad Hamdan Dagalo (Hemedti).

The spokesman for the National Unity Government announced that Al-Dabaiba welcomed the acceptance of the Commander of the Rapid Support Forces, Mohamed Hamdan Hemedti, to visit Libya.

In a statement he made to reporters in Tripoli, accompanied by the head of the Libyan Presidential Council, Muhammad Al-Manfi, Al-Burhan said that he agreed with the Libyan side to strengthen relations between the two countries, especially military relations, because of what the people of the two countries who aspire to stability are suffering.

Al-Burhan confirmed that tens of thousands of Sudanese arrived from Libya to escape the armed conflict in their country, and they found welcome from the Libyan brothers.

In turn, Al-Manfi said that his country supports Sudan's unity and stability by supporting the outcomes of the Jeddah meeting between the Sudanese parties, since this meeting was a very important step to end the war and ensure stability.

Al-Manfi stated that Libya, like Sudan, suffered from wars and divisions in past periods, saying, “We in Libya are aware of the negative external interventions that caused division among Libyans, and we affirm our rejection of these interventions in Sudan.”

Al-Manfi agreed with Al-Burhan to exchange delegations between the two countries and activate the agreements signed between them.

The Grand Mufti of Libya, Al-Sadiq Al-Gharyani, warned Al-Burhan of the machinations of the nation’s enemies in Sudan and its division (Al-Jazeera)

During his visit to Tripoli, Al-Burhan also met with the Grand Mufti of Libya, Sadiq Al-Gharyani, who warned Al-Burhan against “the machinations of the nation’s enemies in Sudan and its division,” stressing the necessity of unity of ranks with the good people and reformers in the nation.

Since mid-April 2023, the Sudanese army, led by Al-Burhan, and the Rapid Support Forces, led by Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo “Hemedti”, have been fighting a war that has left more than 13,000 dead and about 8 million displaced and refugees, according to the United Nations.

Earlier this February, the Sudanese army launched a military mission to eliminate the "Rapid Support", after negotiations between them, sponsored by Saudi Arabia and the United States in the city of Jeddah during the recent period, failed to achieve a breakthrough that would lead to stopping the war, which has entered its eleventh month.

Also, African efforts led by the Intergovernmental Authority for East African Development (IGAD) did not succeed in bringing Al-Burhan and Hemedti together, in preparation for a ceasefire and the delivery of aid.

Source: Al Jazeera