RIYADH: The US Ambassador to Khartoum, John Godfrey, on Friday arrived in the Saudi city of Jeddah to resume dialogue efforts between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces.
“Pleased to have been back in Saudi Arabia to consult with partners on efforts related to Sudan,” Godfrey said in a statement on X.
“I was gratified to meet during my visit with a group of locally engaged staff (LES) from Embassy Khartoum – thank you again to Saudi Arabia for all its efforts in the evacuation from Port Sudan, and for hosting our LES,” he added.
Saudi Arabia and the US announced the suspension of the Jeddah talks between the two parties to the conflict in Sudan early last month, due to the repeated “grave violations” of the cease-fire by the Sudanese army and the RSF.
On Thursday, the Sudanese army said that its delegation to the Jeddah talks had returned to the country on Wednesday for consultations, with a readiness to continue negotiations after “overcoming the obstacles.”