File- Sudanese protesters use burning tyres to erect a barricade on a street, demanding that the country's Transitional Military Council hand over power to civilians, Khartoum, Sudan June 3, 2019. REUTERS/StY
CAIRO - 25 October 2021: Egypt has called on its citizens in Sudan to stay away from areas of conflicts or gatherings in the coming period for their safety.
In a statement, the Minister of Immigration Naila Makram called upon the Egyptian expatriates in Sudan to avoid the areas of conflicts and protests, adding that the Ministry has urgently formed an operation room to follow up on the situation of the citizens,
She added that the ministry is coordinating with all relevant ministries and institutions to facilitate the return of Egyptians who wish to return home.
Egyptian Assistant Minister of Immigration for Communities’ Affairs Amr Abbas said that Egyptians there can communicate with the operation room and send their inquires and complaints on this e-mail: Egyptiansabroad@emigration.gov.eg
Sudan is witnessing political unrest after Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan dissolved the Sudanese Sovereignty Council along with the government.
He added that some articles of the constitutional document for the transitional period in Sudan will be suspended; however, ‘they will remain committed to the 2020 Juba Peace Agreement”
Army troops have arrested Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Monday and moved him to an unknown place, the Sudanese Ministry of Information said in a statement.
In an earlier statement by the ministry on Thursday, it said that joint armed forces placed Hamdok under house arrest.
The ministry said Hamdok called on Sudanese people in a statement to adhere to peacefulness and rush to the streets to defend their revolution.
Joint armed forces also stormed the Sudanese Radio and Television headquarters in Omdurman and detained a number of workers, according to the ministry.
The ministry also noted that the forces closed bridges and blocked the internet from mobile phones.
The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement Monday saying, "Egypt is closely following the latest developments in Sudan," and calling upon all parties in neighboring Sudan to prioritize the higher interest of the homeland as well as national consensus, within the framework of responsibility and self-restraint.