Antony Blinken, the United States Secretary of State, has made a statement about Sudan.
He said that Sudan's warring generals agreed to a three-day ceasefire starting Tuesday (2200 GMT Monday), after previous bids to pause the conflict quickly disintegrated.
"Following intense negotiation over the past 48 hours, the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have agreed to implement a nationwide ceasefire starting at midnight on April 24, to last for 72 hours," Blinken said in a statement two hours before the truce was to go into effect.
"During this period, the United States urges the SAF and RSF to immediately and fully uphold the ceasefire," Blinken said.
“To support a durable end to the fighting, the United States will coordinate with regional and international partners, and Sudanese civilian stakeholders, to assist in the creation of a committee to oversee the negotiation, conclusion, and implementation of a permanent cessation of hostilities and humanitarian arrangements in Sudan. We will continue to work with the Sudanese parties and our partners toward the shared goal of a return to civilian government in Sudan.”
Blinken said that the United States was also working with partners to set up a committee that would negotiate a permanet ceasefire in Sudan, where the conflict between rival generals descended into deadly violence 10 days ago.
The US secretary met earlier Monday in Washington on the peace efforts with Kenya's top diplomat and has held phone conversations with counterparts from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.