Egypt calls for its citizens in Sudan to stay indoors amid Khartoum clashes



Sat, 15 Apr 2023 - 03:10 GMT


Sat, 15 Apr 2023 - 03:10 GMT

A file photo of Khartoum - Flickr/Francisco Anzola

A file photo of Khartoum - Flickr/Francisco Anzola

CAIRO - 15 April 2023: Egypt has called for its citizens residing in Sudan to stay at home until the situation stabilizes amid ongoing clashes between the army and rebels in the capital, Khartoum.

Egypt’s Embassy in Khartoum asked Egyptian expats in Sudan on Saturday to exercise maximum caution, stay away from areas of tension, reduce unnecessary movements, and stay at home until the situation stabilizes, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

The embassy also affirmed that it is communicating with the Egyptian citizens and students in Sudan to provide all forms of care they require.

Egyptians can contact the embassy via phone on the following numbers: 0129506391 - 0912746818.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also called on all Egyptians in Sudan to communicate with the Egyptian Embassy in Khartoum in case they are exposed to any threats in order to provide them with the necessary care.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs follows up the situation of Egyptian citizens residing in Sudan

The consular sector of the ministry is following up around the clock the situation of Egyptian citizens residing in all parts of the sisterly Sudan against the background of the tensions it has been witnessing since this morning, the ministry added.

Clashes erupted today in several locations in the center of the Sudanese capital between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary fighters.

The Sudanese army and the RSF are trading accusations regarding who started the clashes.

The Sudanese army said its Air Forces are also conducting airstrikes against the RSF.

The RSF has claimed to have seized control of the Republican Palace and Khartoum International Airport. However, the army said that it is still in control of all bases and airports across the capital.

In a statement cited by the Sudanese news agency SUNA, the General Command of the Sudanese Armed Forces said it is facing attempts by the rebels to control strategic locations in the capital, affirming that such “sinful endeavors” will fail.

The world has called for a quick ceasefire in Khartoum as the conflict escalates.

Egypt has called for all Sudanese parties to exercise maximum restraint in order to protect the lives and resources of the brotherly Sudanese people and uphold the supreme interests of the nation.



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