Sudan’s warring factions in Saudi Arabia for talks on ‘safe passage’ but rule out negotiations to end war

Leaders of both sides say they will only discuss ‘humanitarian truce’

A Sudanese boy with his father next to a military aircraft in Qatar, after being flown in from Port Sudan. Photo: Reuters© REUTERS

Aziz El

Envoys from Sudan’s warring military factions — the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces — were in Jeddah for talks yesterday, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said, as international mediators pressed for an end to the three-week old conflict.

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