The General Command of the Libyan Army declared today that reports accusing the Libyan army of providing support to one side or the other in the ongoing conflict in Sudan are untrue. They further announced that they are ready and willing to mediate between conflicting parties in Sudan to bring peace and stability to the region.
“The General Command categorically denies what is being reported by some cheap and paid media outlets about the Libyan Arab Armed Forces providing support to one party against the other,” said the spokesman for the General Command of the Libyan Army, Ahmed Al-Mismari in a statement.
He went on to say that “We are currently conducting urgent contacts with the concerned parties, and we are ready to play a mediating role between the brothers in Sudan, to stop the fighting immediately and open the way through peaceful means.”
The Libyan Army’s General Command also called for a joint mediation committee to be formed from the Arab League and the African Union to make efforts for a ceasefire and calm, according to the statement.
Meanwhile, violent clashes have been ongoing since last Saturday between Sudanese army forces and the Rapid Support Forces in various parts of the country, particularly concentrated in the capital, Khartoum. Each group seeks to control important locations such as the Republican Palace, the Headquarters of the General Command of the Armed Forces, the leadership of the Rapid Support Forces, as well as many military and civilian airports.
The Libyan Army’s statement affirmed the unity, stability, and cohesion of Sudan while calling on all parties in the region to stand together in ensuring the safety and security of its people. Libya and Sudan share historic ties with each other, and the two nations hope to restore unity, stability, and the return of security and safety to their respective people and brothers.
The border between Libya and Sudan spans about 383 kilometers and is largely comprised of expansive desert terrain. Both nations have endured comparable struggles, such as political turmoil and internal strife. However, in recent times, issues surrounding the joint borders have escalated owing to numerous factors, including illicit weapons trade and unlawful migration of refugees.