Uganda, May 6 -- Delegations representing both the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) arrived Saturday in Saudi Arabia to hold their first face-to-face negotiations.

Up on arrival, representatives of both sides were welcomed by Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan.

The "pre-negotiation talks" between the two rival forces are due to start on Saturday in Jeddah. The talks are sponsored by the US and Saudi Arabia.

According to sources, both sides will discuss a humanitarian solution but not an end to the conflict.

However, Faisal bin Farhan hoped that the talks would "lead to the end of the conflict and the return of security and stability to the Republic of Sudan."

In a joint statement, Saudi Ara...