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June 28, 2023

Source:Al Ahram (government-friendly, Egyptian daily with over 1 million in circulation)

Headline: U.N. Security Council Debates Sudan’s Commitment to Hybrid Force

By: Tariq Fathi and Abdul Wahid Libini

Members of United Nations Security Council met Wednesday morning to discuss Sudan’s commitment to hybrid force deployment:

  • Members who visited Sudan said President Omar Al Bashir gave unconditional support to the force, but
  • British Ambassador Emyr Parry-Jones urged continued pressure on Khartoum government and rebel groups in order to reach a lasting peace deal
  • U.N. spokesperson, Maria Okabi said that Al Bashir gave the secretary general unconditional commitment to hybrid force deployment

Source:Al Masry Al Youm (Independent Egyptian daily with growing circulation)

Headline: Financial Investment Firm to End Investment in Sudan

Mounting public pressure and calls to boycott Sudan, which are led by Jewish and right-wing Christian organizations, forced large investment firms to adjust their investment practices:

  • KLD announced that it now has funds with no ties to Sudan
  • The company acknowledged the popular outrage against Sudan in their decision to offer these investment funds.

Source:Al Arabiya (Dubai-based Pan Arabic News channel with over 15 million viewers)

Program: Panorama

Hostess: Muntaha Al Rumhi

Guests: Dr. Mohamed Al Abbas Al Amin (Professor of Strategic Studies at Al Azhari University)

Dr. Amani Al Tawil (Al Ahram Center for Strategic Studies)

Alex Meixner (Save Darfur Coalition)

The program discussed Sudan’s absence from international conference in Paris, as well as Sudan’s commitment to Hybrid force deployment following President Omar Al Bashir’s recent statements opposed to foreign troops’ participation:

Sudan Commitment to Hybrid Force:

  • Professor Al Amin indicated that Al Bashir was not reneging on his “unconditional promise”; in fact, the agreement only envisioned a force made mostly of African troops and some support from United Nations

International Conference in Paris:

Hostess: why wasn’t Sudan invited to the conference despite its acceptance of the Hybrid force?

Alex Meixner: Sudan was invited but refused to attend because of timing and because it did not want foreign interference in its internal affairs. As for the African Union, it too chose not to attend.

When asked about the conference’s lack of concrete results, Mr. Meixner was disappointed the participants did not put forth a mechanism through which to monitor and coordinate the agreements reached between the government in Sudan, the African Union and the United Nations. The government, he said, has a history of changing its position, it must be held to its word and it must allow international forces to come and help the Sudanese people.

Dr. Al Amin: if an invitation was extended to Sudan, it must have come late. That is why it did not attend

Dr. Al Tawil: I don’t think Sudan was invited, because Chad wasn’t invited either. No Envoy was sent to Sudan to deliver the invitation (this is not accurate, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kushner met with Al Bashir to invite him and get his support for the conference. Kushner left without accomplishing either goal).

Dr. Al Tawil believes the conference aims to keep the government in Sudan off balance by creating yet another obstacle and diversion to show that it does not cooperate with the international community. She insists that this conference is a French - American plot to take the Darfur crisis from the hands of the African Union and the United Nations because they are making progress and are close to resolving the crisis. France and the United States have their own agendas that can be served by prolonging it.

Read the above in Arabic.



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