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Djibouti's President Guelleh Holds Talks With Sudan's Sovereignty Council Chairman Amidst Gaza Crisis

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Djibouti's President Guelleh Holds Talks With Sudan's Sovereignty Council Chairman Amidst Gaza Crisis

President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh of Djibouti recently held discussions with Abdel Fattah al Burhan, the Chairman of Sudan's Transitional Sovereignty Council. The talks occurred during the Saudi African Summit in Riyadh, a crucial diplomatic event aimed at strengthening ties between Saudi Arabia and African nations. The summit focused on enhancing political, economic, and cultural cooperation, and addressed the urgent need for an end to the war in Gaza.

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Voicing Strong Criticism

During the summit, Abdel Fattah al Burhan, Sudan's de facto ruler, criticized the support extended by some regional countries to the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). He implicated these nations in the crimes against Sudanese people, specifically highlighting the involvement of mercenaries in supporting the RSF. This involvement, according to al Burhan, could potentially inflame tribal tensions and pose a threat to Sudan's unity.

The Riyadh Declaration and Maritime Security

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The Riyadh Declaration, a key outcome of the summit, outlined a roadmap for Saudi-African cooperation across various domains. The summit also addressed the need for increased cooperation in maritime security and highlighted the historical relations between Saudi Arabia and African nations. The leaders welcomed Saudi Arabia's climate change initiatives and expressed support for the Kingdom's bid to host Expo 2030 and the 2034 FIFA World Cup.

Addressing the Gaza Crisis

The summit witnessed collective calls for an immediate end to the war in Gaza. Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan were among the leaders who called for an immediate halt to the conflict. The leaders also called for an international investigation into Israel's violations against the people of Gaza and demanded a sustainable ceasefire without any conditions.

Strengthening Partnerships

The Saudi-African Summit also saw the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Saudi Arabia and Ivory Coast, aimed at enhancing trade and investment. In addition to this, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held talks with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, discussing bilateral relations and regional developments, particularly in Gaza.

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