Sudan's Foreign Minister Ali Al-Sadiq Ali confirmed on Tuesday that the Sudanese authorities agreed to hold indirect negotiations with the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), mediated by Libya and Turkey.

Al-Sadiq said, in an interview with the Russian Sputnik news agency, on the sidelines of the diplomatic forum in Antalya, Turkey that they were still committed to the necessity of finding a peaceful solution through negotiations, but at the same time stressed that any solution must be based on the “Jeddah Platform,” after which they could move forward.

"We, based on our conviction of the necessity of holding negotiations which we agreed to immediately through the Libyan initiative, are expected to conduct indirect negotiations through the mediation of Libya and Turkey.” He added.

The Sudanese Foreign Minister pointed out that “the agreement, which was reached in May 2023, through the “Jeddah Platform,” included the withdrawal of the Rapid Support Forces from civilian homes and government institutions, and the evacuation of the capital, Khartoum, from all armed elements. However, the Rapid Support Forces did not respect the terms of this agreement.

Last week, the Libyan capital, Tripoli, hosted the President of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, and the Commander of the Rapid Support Forces, Mohamed Hamdan Daglo (Hemdti), at the invitation of the Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity Abdul Hamid Dbeibah to discuss the possibility of reaching an end to the war that has been ongoing for more than ten months.