NEW YORK : The US and Saudi Arabia welcomed the start of ''pre-negotiation talks'' Friday between warring parties in Sudan.
The two countries said in a statement that representatives from the Sudanese armed forces and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary group would start direct talks May 6 in Jeddah.
The conflict-hit African nation has been engulfed by violence for weeks with fighting between the army and the RSF.
Washington and Riyadh urged both parties to actively engage in talks toward a cease-fire and an end to the conflict.
They also urged continued,...