Sudan army and RSF agree to seven-day truce from 4 May: South Sudan
Sudanese army chief general Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and paramilitary Rapid Support forces (RSF) leader General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo have agreed in principle on a seven-day truce from 4 May, a statement released by South Sudan's foreign ministry said on Tuesday.
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According to the statement, the president of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, stressed the importance of a longer ceasefire and of naming representatives to peace talks.
Both sides agreed to name representatives to the talks, the statement added.
South Sudan was designated as one of the countries to host the talks, and offered to mediate in the conflict in Sudan.