Saudi Arabia, US welcome extension of Sudan ceasefire agreement

Saudi Arabia and the United States welcomed a deal by the Sudanese army and paramilitary Rapid Support Forces to a five-day extension of the ceasefire agreement they signed on May 20th, the US Bureau of African Affairs said in a statement on Monday.

"The extension will provide time for further humanitarian assistance, restoration of essential services, and discussion of a potential longer-term extension," the statement added.